Shooting starting in January on horror-thriller
Tove Christensen of Glacier Films is also producing with shooting expected to start in January. The deal was announced Tuesday at the Toronto Film Festival by Randall Emmett and George Furla and Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films.
“Hotel 33″ centers around a small town Pennsylvania detective interrogating a college student regarding the disappearance of his friend a haunted hotel where dozens of people went missing in 1953.
Kellie Madison wrote the screenplay and will also direct, marking her directorial debut.
Emmett / Furla / Oasis Films and Open Road partnered last year on “End of Watch.”
Emmett and Furla renamed itself in July as part of an investment by Dubai-based Oasis Ventures Entertainment.
Brandon Grimes and Tim Sullivan will co-produce with Christiansen as well as partners at Glacier Films: Sarik Andreasyan, Gevond Andreasyan, Vladimir Poliakov and Georgy Malkov.
“Hotel 33″ had been announced at Cannes with Nicolas Cage but the deal for Cage did not close.