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Blumhouse & John Ridley Developing PROJECT POLTERGEIST Movie

Blumhouse has tapped filmmaker John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, American Crime) to write and direct a currently untitled paranormal horror film based on Saleah Blancaflor’s terrifying, timely true story Project Poltergeist (read it HERE).

It details the strange, haunted occurrences that took place in a 1960s New Jersey public housing project, and how they affected the family of young Ernie Rivers.

Ridley says: “This is an incredible true-life narrative of a young man dealing with horrors (paranormal and racially systemic) in a community that is scarred by hate, yet ultimately brought together by hope. I really appreciate Blumhouse’s commitment to telling stories that seek to entertain audiences even as it challenges them.”

Jason Blum says: “The best scary movies are always based on a real event, and we were very compelled by the material this story is based on. I also know that John Ridley is as good as you get as a dramatic storyteller, so we’re confident that infusing this story with John’s brand of drama is a great bet.”

Matthew Pearl and Greg Nicholas, the founders of the magazine that originally published Blancaflor’s Project Poltergeist article, will produce with Blum.

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Written by Mike Sprague

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