The Expendables 3 helmer Patrick Hughes is set to direct Mark Wahlberg in the thriller HOME INVASION for Paramount Pictures. The Tracking Board previously broke the news that Wahlberg would both star and produce the film with Stephen Levinson through Leverage Management. The film re-teams Wahlberg with Contraband scribe Aaron Guzikowski.
Pitched as Panic Room meets Die Hard, Wahlberg will play a contractor whose artist wife suffers from an illness that prevents her from being in the sunlight and, as such, he builds a futuristic house that blocks out any natural light. When a band of criminals attempts to break into the house to steal one of his wife’s valuable sculptures, he must evade and outsmart them to protect his home.
Elizabeth Raposo is overseeing for Paramount.
The film joins a handful of home invasion themed pics that are currently in development, including Safe Neighborhood from writer-director Chris Peckover and An Intrusion from writer Chris Sparling.
Hughes, who broke through with the 2010 Western Red Hill before landing the job steering 2014’s Expendables 3, recently wrapped on The Hitman’s Bodyguard starring Ryan Reynolds and Salma Hayek. Hughes was previously attached to direct the highly-anticipated remake of The Raid but fell off around the same time the project moved out of Screen Gems.
Hughes is currently in development with High Value Target starring Jason Statham and an adaptation of Damian Marrett’s true crime tale Undercover.
Josh Lyons | Managing Editor