Lionsgate Plans Microbudget Horror, Peekers


Lionsgate has plans to develop a microbudget feature based on the Kealan Patrick Burke short story, Peekers, Deadline reports. The studio has purchased an adapted screenplay of the tale from the Oculus duo of Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard.

The short story, published as an ebook in 2011, is officially described as follows:

Larry just wants to enjoy the first day of his retirement. But there are a couple of obstacles in his way. First, there are the kids next door who insist on racing their dirt bikes through his yard. And then there’s his eccentric neighbor Zach, who comes looking for Larry’s help, to verify that Zach isn’t losing his mind.

Because there is something in his house that couldn’t possibly be real… Something terrifying…

Flanagan and Howard co-wrote Oculus, which stars Katee Sackhoff, Karen Gillan and Brenton Thwaites and which was directed by Flanagan. Their next film, Somnia, is about to enter production with Sackhoff again set to star.

Lawrence Grey is attached to produce Peekers through his Grey Matter Productions.