After working together on The Purge franchise, James DeMonaco and Sebastien Lemercier will produce Take Back the Night via their Man in a Tree banner. Plot details have been hard to come by, but it’s said to be a fresh twist on a familiar genre trope.
Riley has been on a hot streak of late, selling his short story Encyclopedia Dad to WBTV, and landing a spot on the 2017 Young & Hungry List. Buyers are also circling his latest short story, BB3L, which is available for all to read here.
Riley was discovered earlier this year by manager Brooklyn Weaver of Energy Entertainment, who represents the writer along with Charlie Ferraro at UTA and attorney Jeff Frankel.
New Regency is the company behind back-to-back Best Picture winners 12 Years a Slave and Birdman. It also produced Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s The Revenant, and backed the celebrated filmmaker’s conceptual virtual reality installation Carne y Arena, which will receive a special honorary Oscar for its contributions to the medium.
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