AFM 2013: Darren Lynn Bousman Looking to Open Up His Abattoir

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AFM 2013: Darren Lynn Bousman Looking to Open Up His AbattoirDarren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III, IV; Repo! The Genetic Opera; The Devil’s Carnival) is looking to get his truly intense tale Abattoir to the big screen, and we’re all hoping he’ll be able to do so at this year’s AFM.

According to Variety, Bousman is set to direct Abattoir, which will be produced by Radical Studios. Bousman will work from a screenplay by Christopher Monfette, who adapts the Radical Publishing comic book miniseries created by Bousman.

Currently in pre-production and slated for production in early 2014, Abattoir centers on a Boston real-estate reporter who unearths an urban legend about someone who has spent decades buying homes where horrific tragedies have occurred and piecing them together, ultimately leading to the enigmatic Jebediah Crone and the answer to the terrifying question: How do you build a haunted house?

Jesse Berger will produce via Radical Studios’ new genre banner Dark Web alongside visual effect house Hydraulx (Avengers, Avatar) and production company Les enfants Terribles. The producing team includes Radical Studios president Barry Levine (Oblivion), Hydraulx CEO Greg Strause (Skyline), Brent Bell (The Devil Inside), and Chris Contogouris (Spring Breakers), who will executive produce, with Brent Johnson and Radical Studios partner Billy Hines co-producing.

The concept of Abattoir has been in my nightmares since I was a kid. I couldn’t be in better hands than with Radical Studios, who has taken this idea and helped me develop it into a truly terrifying concept, a new spin on the haunted house sub-genre,” Bousman said.

“The wonderful thing about Darren’s vision for Abattoir is that it combines elements of classic, old-school horror with a very modern, high-concept idea and a terrifying mythology,” Berger said.


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