Rogue Pictures has greenlit 25/8, a thriller that will be directed by Wes Craven and marks the first original horror script he has written since 1994 film Wes Craven’s New Nightmare.
Variety also says that The Crazies remake, first reported on by ShockTillYouDrop.com, now has Breck Eisner attached to direct. Ray Wright wrote the script, based on the 1972 George Romero film about a small Pennsylvania burg terrorized after a plane crash drops a biological weapon into the water.
Rogue bought the project out of turnaround from Paramount, and it’s earmarked to start production as soon as the SAG deal is made. Michael Aguilar and Dean Georgaris are producing. Romero will executive produce.
Rogue starts production in April on 25/8, which will be produced by Iya Labunka. Craven said the film unveils a signature villain, a serial killer who turns up 15 years after his purported death, to kill the seven children born on that fateful night.
“It’s more a thriller than slasher film, and revolves around a young kid with a very dark past involving his family and his father,” Craven told the trade.