Ghost House taps Cross to pen ‘Triffids’

'Luther' scribe to write

Ghost House Pictures has tappped Neil Cross (“Luther”) to write “The Day of the Triffids,” based on the sci-fi horror novel written by John Wyndam and the 1962 film.The film will be produced by Ghost House Pictures, The Mark Gordon Company, and Preger Entertainment, LLC.

Mark Gordon, Michael Preger and Don Murphy are partnering with Ghost House principals Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert to produce. Ghost House principals Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake will exec produce alongside Susan Montford. J.R. Young and Audrey Chon will oversee the project for Ghost House. Drew Simon will supervise the project for The Mark Gordon Company.

Cross created and wrote “Luther,” which will air its third season on BBC. He was recently named one of Variety’s 10 Screenwriters to Watch.

Cross currently has several feature scripts being produced by Guillermo Del Toro including the horror film “Mama,” staring Jessica Chastain, which is in post-production.

Cross is represented by UTA, UK agent Michael McCoy at Independent Talent Group, and attorney Fred Toczek.

Preger is represented by Laurence Becsey of IPG and attorney Wayne Alexander of Alexander, Nau, Lawrence Frumes & Labowitz. Murphy is represented by attorney Craig Emanuel of Loeb & Loeb LLP.

Dan Freedman and Allison Mella Strina negotiated the deals for Ghost House.

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