Screen Gems Launching Horror-Thriller ‘Scarecrow’ (EXCLUSIVE)

'The Strangers' director will produce through Unbroken Pictures banner

Sony’s Screen Gems has bought Mike Scannell’s horror-thriller “Scarecrow” with horror specialist Unbroken Pictures producing.

Scannell’s spec script, set at a remote lake house, revolves around a mother and her two young daughters who must fight for survival after falling into a terrifying and bizarre nightmare conceived by a psychopath.

Bryan Bertino, who directed 2008’s “The Strangers,” and Adrienne Biddle are producing through their Unbroken Pictures banner.

Screen Gems President Clint Culpepper and Scott Strauss will oversee “Scarecrow” for the company.

Bertino wrote and directed “Mockingbird,” which he also produced with Biddle. That title will be released Oct. 6 through Blumhouse’s newly launched BH Tilt label.

Screen Gems President Clint Culpepper and Scott Strauss will oversee “Scarecrow” for the company.

Unbroken is currently in pre-production on “There Are Monsters” with Atlas and Bertino directing from his own script.

It’s also developing supernatural horror movie “February” with Kiernan Shipka and Emma Roberts attached and supernatural thriller “Stephanie” with Blumhouse and The Gotham Group with Akiva Goldsman directing.

Bertino’s “The Strangers,” starring Liv Tyler, was a solid hit as it grossed over $80 million worldwide.

Biddle and Bertino are repped by UTA and Sloane Offer.   Scannell is repped by UTA.

 

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