Prime Universe Films and Voltage Pictures purchased an as yet untitled script by Bryan Edward Hill. It is being compared to Se7en, but with a female protagonist. Voltage will be financing the movie. Ara Keshishian and Nicolas Chartier will produce, along with Adrian Askarieh from Prime Universe. Hill will be executive producer. They will soon be looking for directors and a well known actress for the lead.
Hill has written for Ash vs the Evil Dead and sold a science fiction script, Gone, to Universal. Hill had his writing beginnings in comics, writing for comics such as Netherworld, Postal, Romulus, and 7 Days in Hell. Postal was purchased by Hulu and is currently being developed into a series.
In other news, Sierra/Affinity is going to produce Haunt, a horror/thriller film written by Bryan Woods and Scott Beck. It will be directed by the duo. They previously penned A Quiet Place, which is a horror/thriller that stars Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.
The plot for Haunt, according to Deadline: On Halloween, a group of friends encounter an “extreme” haunted house that promises to feed on their darkest fears. The night turns deadly as they come to the horrifying realization that some nightmares are real.
There’s no word yet on who will star in Haunt, but executive producers will be Sierra/Affinity’s Marc Schaberg and Josie Liang. Jeremy Stein from Broken Road and Nickel City’s Tobias Weymar will also executive produce.
A Quiet Place has a release date of April 6, 2018. The plot is being kept under wraps. Emily Blunt has been in several science fiction movies, such as Looper, The Edge of Tomorrow, and The Adjustment Bureau. John Krasinski was our favorite nice guy on The Office. A Quiet Place will be the first time he’s directed a movie for a major studio. He’s also directing his wife, Emily Blunt, so it will be interesting to see how that works out.