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Paramount, Joel Silver tap new writers for possession thriller Sanctuary

04.29.2015by: Kevin Woods

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It's been quite a long time since we last heard any word on SANCTUARY, a horror-action pic that has been described as a cross between WANTED and BLADE that mega-producer Joel Silver had been trying to get going since 2012. Now The Wrap is reporting that Paramount and Silver have tapped Black List scribes Nick Creature and Michael Sweeney to rewrite the supernatural action script that was originally written by Alan Trezza (BURYING THE EX).

The story follows...

...a young woman who is possessed by a powerful demonic force. She seeks refuge within The Sanctuary, a secret organization run by the Vatican that teaches the possessed to channel their inner demon and use its power as a weapon against evil.

Elizabeth Raposo has been with the project since 2012 and will continue to oversee its development on behalf of Paramount, while Ethan Erwin will oversee the project for Silver Pictures Entertainment.

Creature and Sweeney’s THE MAYOR OF SHARK CITY was voted to the 2013 Black List, which catalogues Hollywood’s best unproduced screenplays each year.

SANCTUARY sounds like it has potential to be a fun flick if handled correctly. We'll keep you updated on any news regarding this one as we hear it.

Source: The Wrap

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