Eli: Ciarán Foy to Direct Psychological Horror Feature


Ciaran Foy will direct the psychological thriller Eli.

Citadel’s Ciarán Foy is set to helm Broad Green Pictures’ psychological thriller Eli

Ciarán Foy will direct Broad Green Pictures’ psychological horror feature Eli, which Trevor Macy has come on to produce via his Intrepid Pictures banner. Additionally, Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing have come aboard to rewrite David Chirchirillo’s 2015 Black List script on which the film is based. John Zaozirny will also produce via Bellevue Productions, and Gabriel and Daniel Hammond will executive produce for Broad Green. Melinda Nishioka will co-produce for Intrepid.

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Eli begins when a young boy undergoes treatment for a rare disease. A secluded clinic soon becomes a haunted prison with no way out.

Foy most recently directed the horror film Sinister 2 and also has a number of projects in the works with Blumhouse Productions, including The Shee, which he will write and direct. Foy’s debut feature, the multi-award winning Citadel, premiered SXSW in 2012 and won the festival’s Midnighters Audience Award.

Goldberg and Naing recently wrote The Boy Who Drew Monsters, which James Wan is developing for New Line Cinema. The pair also wrote Emile Hirsch’s horror film The Autopsy of Jane Doe and Cropsey  for Amblin Partners.

Production on Eli is slated to commence this summer. Check back for casting details as they become available.

Intrepid is currently in post production on the Mike Flanagan horror thriller Gerald’s Game, based on Stephen King‘s novel of the same name, for Netflix. Recent Intrepid releases include The Bye Bye Man for STX and Ouija: Origin of Evil for Universal, as well as The Strangers, Oculus and Safe House.

Do you think that Ciarán Foy sounds like a good fit for Eli? Is there anyone that you would you like to see play the title role? Share your thoughts in the comments below!