Summit possesses ‘The Conjuring’

Film company wins bidding battle over thriller

After a brisk bidding battle, Summit Entertainment paid mid- against high-six figures for “The Conjuring,” a thriller pitch from sibling scribes Chad and Carey Hayes (“Whiteout”), who will pen the script.

Deal comes with life rights to the Perron family, whose experiences in their Rhode Island home informs the film, and Ed and Lorraine Warren, experts in paranormal activities who investigated and battled the activities occurring in the Perron household and did the same in the cases that inspired “The Amityville Horror” and “The Haunting in Connecticut.”

Summit is keeping the specifics under wraps, but ghosts and demonic possession are at the center of the plot.

The bidding was aggressive, with New Line and Screen Gems also in the mix.

Peter Safran will produce via his Safran Co. banner along with Tony DeRosa-Grund, who will produce via the Evergreen Media banner.

Safran is prepping the indie thriller “Buried,” which is shooting this summer in Barcelona, as well as “Fathom,” a Fox adaptation of the graphic novel that has Megan Fox attached.

WME and Circle of Confusion repped the writers.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading