Focus gives Sussman a shot

First-timer sells reincarnated tale

HOLLYWOOD — Focus Features has acquired the horror-thriller spec “Revolver” from tyro scribe Adam Sussman. Shingle hopes to put it into production this fall.

Story follows a troubled young woman traveling across the midwest. She discovers she may be reincarnated and that supernatural forces have brought her there to avenge her own murder.

Focus co-president James Schamus will supervise development with execs Amy Kaufman, Kahli Small and Jason Resnick. Aaron Ryder will produce.

Sussman’s deal was made by UTA and manager Brian Lutz.

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