Genre maestro Eli Roth has come aboard to produce the horror-thriller HAUNT, which hails from scribes Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, who also wrote the upcoming John Krasinski-Emily Blunt film A Quiet Place, the Tracking Board has confirmed.
Set on Halloween, the story follows a group of friends who encounter an “extreme” haunted house that claims it preys on people’s deepest fears. They get more than they bargained for, however, when those terrifying nightmares become real.
Roth will produce alongside Todd Garner of Broken Road, as well as Nickel City’s Mark Fasano, Ankur Rungta and Vishal Rungta. Sierra/Affinity will finance the film, and the company’s Mark Schaberg and Josie Liang will serve as executive producers along with Broken Road’s Jeremy Stein and Nickel City’s Tobias Weymar. Production is slated to start this fall.
Roth’s Death Wish remake starring Bruce Willis will blast its way into theaters this November, and after that, he’ll direct the Netflix movie The House With a Clock In Its Walls starring Jack Black. He’s represented by WME and attorney Carlos K. Goodman.
Sierra/Affinity has the Charlize Theron action movie Atomic Blonde opening July 28, while Beck and Woods have A Quiet Place hitting theaters on April 6, courtesy of Paramount. They’re repped by ICM Partners and Madhouse Entertainment. The news about Haunt was first reported by Deadline.
Kevin Charbonneau | Tracking Board Intern