Sam Raimi’s genre label Ghost House Pictures is launching Spooky Pictures as a new banner that will produce thrillers for family audiences, says Variety.
The first film will be The Substitute, a remake of the Danish thriller that Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) will direct and 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.
Derrickson is writing the script with Paul Harris Boardman, who co-wrote “Emily Rose” with Derrickson. The two also collaborated on the remake The Day the Earth Stood Still.