Echo undertakes ‘Mortuary’

Anderson, Gierasch penned 'Chainsaw' helmer's project

Echo Bridge Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to Tobe Hooper’s horror pic “Mortuary,” which will debut to buyers at the Cannes market. Pic is expected to be released in winter 2005. Hooper wrote and directed the cult classic “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Poltergeist.” Keith Vanderlaan will co-produce pic with Tony DiDio and Evan and Peter Katz. Vanderlaan, head of special effects company Captive Audience Prods., will create the special effects for the pic. Pic was penned by Jace Anderson and Adam Gierasch.

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