Universal and producer Kevin Misher have tapped scribe Scott Rosenberg to pen an update of 1977 thriller “The Sentinel.”
That pic followed a fashion model who moves into a Brooklyn brownstone only to discover it’s the site of a gate to hell.
“Scott was walking down a Manhattan street one day and looked up to see a brownstone against a gray sky and thought there hadn’t been a New York City-set horror film in a while,” Misher said.
Rosenberg will use the original pic only as a “leaping-off point,” Misher said. The redo will keep the elements of a young woman moving into an apartment where the neighbors are not what they seem.
“The Sentinel” was perhaps most famous for an autoerotic scene involving Beverly D’Angelo. Asked if he would be keeping that element in, Misher said, “Too early to tell.”
Rosenberg’s previous credits include “Con Air” and “Gone in Sixty Seconds.”
Overseeing for U are execs Scott Stuber and Donna Langley.
Rosenberg is repped by CAA.