I'm a big fan of Darren Lynn Bousman. Not only did he direct what I believe to be the best SAW sequels (II, III, and IV) but he also helmed the superior remake MOTHER'S DAY as well as actually getting me to enjoy musicals with his REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA and THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL, so I'm always interested to hear that Bousman has something new in the works.
According to Variety, Bousman is set to direct ABATTOIR which will be produced by Radical Studios, and brought onto the market at AFM by Paris-based sales company Versatile Films. Bousman will work from a screenplay by Christopher Monfette, who adapts the Radical Publishing comicbook miniseries created by Bousman.
Currently in pre-production with casting under way, ABATOIR is scheduled to shoot early next year for a fall 2014 delivery. The film will follow...
...a Boston real-estate reporter who unearths an urban legend about someone who has spent decades buying homes where horrific tragedies have occurred and piecing them together, ultimately leading to the enigmatic Jebediah Crone and the answer to the terrifying question: How do you build a haunted house?
Radical Studios most recently co-created and co-produced Tom Cruise starrer OBLIVION and finalized production for MGM/Paramount on Brett Ratner’s HERCULES, starring Dwayne Johnson. ABATTOIR will be the first film at Radical’s horror/thriller genre label, Dark Web.
Exec VP Jesse Berger will produce alongside Santa Monica vfx house Hydraulx (THE AVENGERS) and Paris-based Les Enfants Terribles. Radical Studios President Barry Levine, Hydraulx CEO Greg Strause, Brent Bell and Chris Contogouris (SPRING BREAKERS) will executive produce, with Brent Johnson and Radical Studios partner Billy Hines co-producing.