French director set for Paramount Vantage pic

French helmer Pascal Laugier (“Martyrs”) will direct Paramount Vantage horror thriller “Details” from his own script for Blumhouse Prods.

Jason Blum and Steven Schneider of Blumhouse will produce with Ian Levy.

“Details,” based on a short story by China Mieville, centers on a daughter who disappears after awakening supernatural forces that inhabit the random patterns of everyday objects. Dan Kay wrote the original adaptation.

Laugier is also attached to write and direct a remake of Clive Barker’s “Hellraiser” for Dimension.

Blumhouse is in production on “Tooth Fairy” for Fox and “Paranormal Activity” for DreamWorks. Levy’s producing “The Farm” for Spitfire Pictures.

Par Vantage recently announced a remake of “Lake Mungo” with Vertigo Entertainment, and its upcoming releases include “Revolutionary Road” and “Defiance.”

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