After directing Devil’s Due for 20th Century Fox, the filmmaking collective known as Radio Silence have signed on to direct the low-budget genre film FAMILY RITUAL for Fox Searchlight, the Tracking Board has exclusively learned.
Plot details remain under wraps, but sources say the script was written by Guy Busick and Ryan Murphy, and describe it as being in the vein of Jordan Peele’s hit Get Out.
Tripp Vinson, James Vanderbilt and Tracey Nyberg are producing Family Ritual, and while it’s unclear when production is expected to start, it shouldn’t be hard for this project to receive a greenlight, given its relatively low budget and high upside.
Radio Silence is comprised of three L.A.-based filmmakers — Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett, and Chad Villella. Radio Silence has directed segments of the popular horror anthology films V/H/S and Southbound, and it’s represented by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Busick and Murphy co-wrote an episode of Stan Against Evil and they’re developing their script Archetype at Davis Entertainment. Busick also earned story credit on the recent Pierce Brosnan movie Urge. They’re represented by Primary Wave Entertainment.
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