According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Batman director Matt Reeves has partnered with Paranormal Activity EP Steven Schneider to produce a new period horror film titled Switchboard. Reeves is no stranger to the horror genre as he previously directed 2008’s monster film Cloverfield and 2010’s Chloe Grace Moretz-led film Let Me In.
Written by actor-scribe Devon Graye (Dexter, I See You), Switchboard will be set in the late 1940s. It will center around a young female switchboard operator who finds herself communicating with, and possibly targeted by, an active serial killer. As their conversation intensifies, she begins to question her safety, her sanity, and, ultimately, her very reality.
The project will be produced by Reeves and Rafi Crohn through their 6th & Idaho banner along with Pictures Films’ Margot Hand and Joshua Thurston. Schneider, who had also produced the Pet Sematary remake, will also serve as a producer with Armaan Zorace’s Dark Hell co-financing and producing the project.
The project is the latest addition to Reeves’ growing list of upcoming projects which include: Warner Bros’ The Batman starring Robert Pattinson; a The Batman spinoff series centered around the Gotham City PD; and Mattson Tomlin’s upcoming feature directorial debut film Mother/Android.
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