Having just hit the market on Monday, RAVEN COURT has been blazing through territories, becoming one of the hottest specs this month. It has hit a highly remarkable total of twenty-two territories in only five days. The spec, out from Jon Kanak of Kanak Management and written by Young and Hungry List Alum Richard Hobley, was already confirmed to have been taken into New Regency, Studio Canal, Dimension, Michael Bay’s banner Platinum Dunes, Altitude, UK company Pinewood Pictures, WWE Studios, Silver Pictures, Automatik, Intrepid, Blumhouse, Matt Tolmach Productions, Good Universe, IM Global, UK financiers Bankside and Hanway, and was taken directly into Paramount.
I can now confirm that the project is into Ghost House, XYZ Films, Unique Features, Laskeshore, and the UK company The Works. The spec has caused a frenzy, sweeping through the town with everyone fighting to get their hands on it. There’s no doubt that there’s been heavy interest and I’m hearing that offers are imminent. Hobley’s Raven Court follows a woman named Grace in the aftermath of her husband’s brutal murder, who is given the impossible opportunity to bring him back from the dead… but with horrific consequences.
Hobley’s work has landed him on both the 2014 Young And Hungry List and the 2013 Blood List.
Kanak is attached to produce, with James Harris and Mark Lane producing through their Tea Shop & Film Company shingle. Director James Moran is attached to direct, best known for his work on horror entries such as Ouija, Dark Skies, and the Paranormal Activity series. Moran made his feature debut with the Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story adaptation.
Hobley is repped by Kanak and by Anthony Mestriner of Casarotto Ramsay & Associates in the UK.
Spec is now into:
Matt Tolmach Productions
Directly into Paramount