According to Screen Daily, Gateway Films, Ratio:Film and NoW Films have announced that pre-production will commence on the film THE MESSENGER following casting, with production scheduled to begin this summer.
Shooting on location in the UK, THE MESSENGER was written by Andrew Kirk and developed by Michael Knowles, with Richard Turner and Richard Hart and has award-winning director David Blair attached.
Here's the synopsis, which calls to mind both THE SIXTH SENSE (pictured above, obviously) and THE FRIGHTENERS:
The Messenger centres on Jack, a young man who has been in and out of secure units all his life, given drugs to try and shut out his visions of the dead. He becomes unwillingly embroiled in the unfinished business of Mark, a journalist brutally murdered in the local park and his television presenter wife, Sarah, to whom he’s desperate to say one last goodbye. Jack finds himself getting closer to Sarah, obsessed with passing on Mark’s message. Discovering hidden secrets and lies finally pushes the fragile Jack over the edge but there is hope when his estranged sister, Emma, gets in touch. Jack starts to remember the past they shared together and as the memories come flooding back, he starts to confront the truth about the death of his father.
The Messenger is being executive produced by Omega Capital, Investor Profit, Portfolio and The Wealth Advisory.