New Line Cinema has found the writer for their remake of the horror-comedy film HOUSEBOUND, hailing originally from New Zealand and writer-director Gerard Johnstone. 2016 Hit List scribe Chris Borrelli will be taking on the duties of writing the new imagining, The Tracking Board has exclusively learned.
The original film, produced by Semi-Professional, follows Kylie as she returns to her childhood home when she’s placed on home detention. She quickly realizes something is amiss when she finds out her mother believes the house is haunted, and Kylie begins to suspect it might be true. The remake will likely follow the same rough plot, although presumably set Stateside.
Dave Neustadter and Walter Hamada are overseeing for New Line, while original creator Johnstone is set to produce the project.
Borrelli is no stranger to horror, having previously written the 2007 film Whisper and last year’s The Vatican Tapes. His work will next be seen in the thriller Eloise which is awaiting release and he’s currently working on 100 Bullets for New Line starring Tom Hardy and an untitled action-comedy project for Universal.
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