Bob Weinstein announced today that Dimension Films has bought the script Shiver, written by newcomer Mikey Wigart. Michael Cuesta is set to produce and direct the thriller.
The script was penned by Mikey Wigart and is based on a true story about a group of New Year’s Eve revelers who get in a car wreck and are stranded in a Minnesota snowstorm when they stumble upon a nearby home, whose occupant happens to be a widowed doctor obsessed with torture as a scientific study.
The mere fact that this is based on a true story ups the creep factor ten fold, I am aboard.
Bob Weinstein stated, “Shiver is a perfect match for Dimension and we could not be more excited to collaborate with Michael Cuesta on bringing this terrifying script to life.”
Michael Cuesta said, “What I like about Shiver and the horror genre is that when it’s done honestly, with serious intent, it can tap into the social fears and anxieties of our time. I find that exploring the grotesque, the abhorrent, and what disturbs us, is a chance to convey some universal truths about us and our society.”
I am yet to see Wolf Creek, but based on what I heard with that film I am hoping this one falls along the same lines.