Oren Peli Heads to a Ghost Town This Summer

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Oren PeliIf there’s one thing that Oren Peli is good at, it’s taking every day situations and twisting them into absolute nightmares by injecting a healthy dosage of the supernatural. This summer the director will be working on an all new haunt.

According to Screen Daily Glen Basner’s FilmNation is to fully finance its first film, a prestige genre title that Paranormal Activity creator Oren Peli is set to write and produce this summer.

Basner and his team will commence international pre-sales on the untitled story, which Peli, riding high after producing the North American hit Insidious, will produce from his own screenplay along with Brian Witten (Final Destination, Dark City, Friday the 13th).

CAA and Linda Lichter represent North American rights on the tale of friends who discover they are not alone after they become stranded in a ghost town overrun by nature.

We are extremely excited about our new horror project, and while we can’t disclose too many details about it, rest assured it will be scary as hell,” Peli said. “We are honored to have FilmNation as our partners.

Oren is a master of the genre and the timing was ideal to expand FilmNation’s reach and finance the project,” Basner said.

Peli directed and produced Paranormal Activity and produced the sequel. He also directed and wrote the upcoming Paramount acquisition Area 51 and produced Barry Levinson’s eco-horror The Bay, which Lionsgate will release in the US.

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