On the heels of writers Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes’ surprise hit of the summer, the critically acclaimed supernatural thriller The Conjuring, Mike Karz and Bill Bindley’s Warner Bros.-based Gulfstream Pictures has acquired in a high six-figure deal their new international action-thriller script, The Feud, about two prominent Hong Kong families caught up in a centuries-old conflict.
Additional details of The Feud storyline are being kept under wraps.
The Conjuring, based on a true story involving paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) and directed by James Wan (Saw, Insidious) opened with a record-setting $41.9 million and has already grossed $90 million in just its first 11 days of release, exceeding all estimates and putting it on track to cross the $100 million mark this weekend. The Hayes Bros. are already busy writing the sequel for New Line Cinema.
Producing The Feud are Gulfstream partners Mike Karz and Bill Bindley and Circle of Confusion’s David Alpert, Ken Freimann and Rick Jacobs. Gulfstreams EVP Josie Rosen will oversee The Feud for the company, with assistance from creative executive Matt Phelps.
Bindley said: “We have been friends and fans of Chad and Carey for years and we’re thrilled to be in business with them and the guys at Circle of Confusion.
Added Karz: “‘The Feud’ is an adrenaline-charged global action film, and the perfect addition to our growing repertoire.”
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