Summit Entertainment and Newmarket Group have teamed to produce “Wrong Turn,” a 1970s-style horror pic to be directed by Rob Schmidt. Alan McElroy (“Spawn”) wrote the script.
Unlike the tongue-in-cheek spirit of films like the “Scream” franchise, “Wrong Turn” will be produced as a full-throttle thrill fest, with Oscar-winning effects artist Stan Winston aboard as a producer and “Requiem for a Dream” lensman Matthew Libatique shooting the pic.
The $10 million project will tell the story of a carload of kids who get lost on a country road and don’t have the fortune to find good Samaritans.
Summit president of production and acquisitions Erik Feig will oversee the film’s production with Newmarket’s Aaron Ryder. Project is now casting for a late fall start. Summit will rep international sales on the pic.
Schmidt, who last directed “Crime and Punishment in Suburbia,” is repped by the Gersh Agency. McElroy is repped by Hohman Maybank Lieb.