'Mutant' director signs on to indie thriller

Simon Hunter (“The Mutant Chronicles”) has signed to direct indie thriller “Curve,” produced by Benderspink and Solipsist Films, which is financing.

Producers include Stephen L’Heureux of Solopsist, Chris Bender, JC Spink, Neal Flaherty, Chris Billig and Nathan Miller.

“Curve,” penned by Kimberly Johnson, centers on a young woman’s struggle to survive when she finds herself at the mercy of a psychopathic killer after taking a detour into the backwoods outside New York City. Eva Mendes was formerly attached to star.

Miller said Hunter will work on the script with the aim of going into production in six months.

Sci-fi fantasy “Mutant Chronicles” stars John Malkovich, Devon Aoki, Ron Perlman and Thomas Jane.

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