Chris Sparling, the writer of BURIED and ATM, will be making his directorial debut with the supernatural thriller THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE, which is being produced by THE CONJURING producer Peter Safran, and we've got the first poster and a synopsis for the flick for you to check out below.
Currently in post-production and looking to be presented for international sales at next months American Film Market, THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE has an interesting concept, claiming to be based on the only case of demonic possession recognized by the U.S. Government. Peep the synopsis and first poster below!
Dr. Henry West founded The Atticus Institute in the early 1970s to test individuals expressing supernatural abilities -- E.S.P., clairvoyance, psychokinesis, etc. Despite witnessing several noteworthy cases, nothing could have prepared Dr. West and his colleagues for Judith Winstead. She outperformed every subject they had ever studied -- soon gaining the attention of the U.S. Department of Defense, who subsequently took control of the research facility. The more experiments they conducted on Judith, the clearer it became that her abilities were the manifestation of evil forces within her, prompting the government to take measures to weaponize this force. But they soon discovered there are powers that exist in this world that simply cannot be controlled.