The micro-budget genre arm of Paramount Pictures, Insurge Pictures, is ready to begin its spate of projects, and word of another has just hit the wire. THR reports that Insurge Pictures is picking up PRISM, a pitch from emerging writer Ian Fried (pictured right), who has had two other scripts land on The Black List: THE EVER AFTER MURDERS and GASLIGHT, which was picked up by Exclusive Media's genre arm Hammer last year.
PRISM is being closely guarded by execs, but it is known to be in the low-budget sci-fi genre. It is thus fitting that John Davis, the veteran producer behind the low-budget sci-fi flick CHRONICLE will produce the project. Will Rowbotham and Caliber Media are executive producing.
Insurge, which is Paramount’s micro-budget branch, was established in 2010. Its first release was THE DEVIL INSIDE, which went on to earn $101.8 million worldwide.
Ian Fried also wrote the supernatural action story SPECTRAL (which we last told you about HERE), which sold to Legendary Pictures. Nic Mathieu is attached to direct.
More on PRISM as we hear it.