The Director of Sinister 2, Ciaran Foy has signed to work on Broad Green Pictures’ psychological horror film Eli.
The screenplay itself is from a 2015 Black List David Chirchirillo. It centers on a young boy who undergoes treatment for a rare disease at a secluded clinic. He then becomes a haunted prison with no way out. Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing have been tapped to pen a rewrite.
Intrepid Pictures’ Trevor Macy has come on to produce alongside Bellevue Prods.’ John Zaozirny. Broad Green founders Gabriel and Daniel Hammond will executive produce. Melinda Nishioka is shepherding the project for Intrepid.
Production begins in the summer, according to the schedule.
In addition to the Sinister sequel, Foy has partnered with Blumhouse on a number of projects in the works, including The Shee. He will write and direct the film.
Foy made his feature directing debut with Citadel, which premiered at the 2012 incarnation of SXSW. He won the festival’s Midnighters Audience Award.
Goldberg and Naing most recently wrote The Boy Who Drew Monsters. The pair also wrote Emile Hirsch’s horror film The Autopsy of Jane Doe and Cropsey for Amblin Partners.
In recent years, Intrepid is one of the most active companies in the horror business. The credits comes from The Bye Bye Man for STX and Ouija: Origin of Evil for Universal as well as The Strangers and Oculus. The company also produced the Denzel Washington-Ryan Reynolds thriller Safe House.
Also, Intrepid is still working on Mike Flanagan horror thriller Gerald’s Game for Netflix. The story comes from Stephen King’s novel and currently in post-production stage.
I am always a fan of Stephen King. Thus I am very excited with Gerald’s Game. Yeah. I have to admit I prefer to wait for this rather than Eli. Sorry.