Neil Marshall to Direct Burst 3D


Lionsgate announced today that it has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Burst 3D, a horror-thriller to be produced by Ghost House Pictures. Neil Marshall, who wrote and directed Lionsgate’s 2006 horror success The Descent, will direct.

Ghost House partners Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will produce and Nathan Kahane will executive produce. Tendo Nagenda and J.R. Young will oversee the project for Ghost House. The screenplay is written by Gary Dauberman. The announcement was jointly made today by Joe Drake, Lionsgate Co-Chief Operating Officer and Motion Picture Group President, Mike Paseornek, Lionsgate President of Motion Picture Production, and Ghost House’s Tapert and Kahane.

Said Paseornek, “We are thrilled to be working again with Neil Marshall, a modern master of horror, suspense and action. With Neil at the helm of ‘Burst 3D,’ horror fans are guaranteed one of the most terrifying and innovative experiences of their moviegoing lives.”

Said Tapert, “Mike Paseornek and the Lionsgate team are leaders in the horror space. This, along with the opportunity to work closely with Joe again, were motivating factors in our desire to partner with Lionsgate on ‘Burst 3D.’ We hope to continue the partnership with Lionsgate on other projects like this.”

In Burst 3D, a group of stranded travelers meet during a blizzard and are stalked by a malevolent force that makes people spontaneously combust.

Marshall’s next film will be the action-adventure Centurion, starring Michael Fassbender, Dominic West and Olga Kurylenko.