“Get Out” Editor Gregory Plotkin to Direct “Hellfest” for CBS Films (Exclusive)


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After Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension and editing this year’s hit genre movie Get Out, is in negotiations to direct for CBS Films, the Tracking Board has exclusively learned.

Gale Anne Hurd is producing via her company Valhalla Motion Pictures, and (Leatherface) is the . CBS Films president Terry Press is a longtime fan of the Hellfest concept, believing it could spark a horror franchise.

Set on Halloween night, the follows a costumed killer who begins murdering unsuspecting patrons at a horror theme park.

Jennifer Chambers Lynch was previously attached to direct for CBS Films, whose Alex Ginno and Mark Ross are overseeing the project on behalf of the .

Plotkin edited all of the Paranormal Activity sequels except for the one he directed himself, which grossed $78 million worldwide on a $10 million budget. His deal isn’t closed yet, but he’s represented by and , while Sherwood is repped by and .

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