{HEAT METER} Patrick Doody & Chris Valenziano Open Up “A New World” on the Spec Market


by: Sammy Mink

Veteran spec scribes and are hitting the market with the supernatural/sci-fi spec . The writing duo are well known for their supernatural tendencies after penning the for Beneath, Eden’s Gate, and Tell Me a Ghost Story, which is pitched as Final Destination meets The Conjuring. Their horror script Beneath was set up at Elevative Entertainment and was released over the summer, with horror writer/director Ben Ketai at the helm.

Their latest project, out from at and at Hung Entertainment, is said to be in the vein of Annabelle and The Exorcist. The supernatural/sci-fi project follows a family on the spaceship Salvation who are seeking a new life on Mars and a young priest on a mission to build the first church there, but they soon realize that there is something else aboard the ship with them – the devil. Sci-fi’s definitely a hot genre and with the addition of the supernatural element, this project is likely to turn some heads.

Expect to hear more about this project soon and stay tuned to the Tracking Board for all the up-to-date info!

Spec is into:

  • –Original into Screen Gems, Lionsgate, Paramount Insurge
  • –Donners into New Line Cinema, Gold Circle Films



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