David Slade to Direct Thriller Villain

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Wayfare Entertainment has set David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, 30 Days of Night, Hard Candy) to direct the upcoming psychological thriller, Villain, written by Josh Zetumer (Robocop). Wayfare Entertainment is producing and financing the film, with shooting scheduled to take place in Alaska.

Villain follows two brothers as they confront their dark past in an unforgiving wilderness. The filmmakers are currently casting for the two lead roles.

Wayfare Entertainment’s Ben Browning , Sarah Shepard and Jeremy Kipp Walker will produce. Wayfare’s Michael Maher will executive produce with Zetumer. Wayfare’s Sarah Shepard brought the project into the company.

Browning said: “David is a brilliant director with an eye for gritty, dark thrillers. He’s the perfect match for Josh’s phenomenal script and we are confident that we will draw top-tier talent to the project in the coming weeks.”

Wayfare Entertainment recently closed a deal to produce an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s best-selling fantasy novel The Graveyard Book for Disney. In addition, Wayfare is currently in post-production on Sebastian Cordero’s The Europa Report starring Sharlto Copley, and Sierra/Affinity is handling international sales.

Wayfare’s previous films include Sanctum, It’s Kind of a Funny Story and Ondine.

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