New genre label producing thrillers for family audiences
Sam Raimi’s genre label Ghost House is launching a new off shoot called Spooky Pictures, specifically catering to producing thrillers for family audiences.
The first project on the new banner’s slate will be The Substitute, a remake of Ole Bornedal’s 2007 Danish thriller that Columbia Pictures will co-finance and distribute through a first-look deal with Spooky.
The Substitute revolves around a terrified sixth-grade class as the students race to reveal to their parents that their new substitute teacher is an evil alien being.
Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Day The Earth Stood Still) will direct from a script he’s co-writing with Paul Harris Boardman (Hellraiser: Inferno), his co-scripter on Emily Rose.
Spooky will finance, develop and produce its own family fare under Ghost House, which has a deal with Mandate Pictures.
Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will serve as producers on The Substitute.
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