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‘Blair’ brain envisions a new horror

Harnois to star in Endgame thriller 'Solstice'

Later this week, writer-helmer Dan Myrick will get behind the camera for the first time since co-helming “The Blair Witch Project” when lensing starts in New Orleans on Endgame Entertainment’s “Solstice.”

Elisabeth Harnois stars in the horror-thriller, which revolves around a young woman who gathers with her friends at a lake house for the summer solstice after the suicide of her twin sister.

The screenplay for “Solstice” was written by Myrick, Martin M. Musatov & Ethan Erwin. Pic also stars Shawn Ashmore and Tyler Hoechlin.

Producers are Endgame chair-CEO James D. Stern and production exec Adam Del Deo.

“Solstice” was skedded to begin production last year, but lensing was delayed after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast.

Myrick burst onto the scene in 1999 with box office phenom “Blair Witch,” which he co-directed and co-wrote with Ed Sanchez; latter is in post-production on “Altered” for Focus Features’ genre label Rogue.

Endgame, a financing and production shingle backed by private equity, is a producer on horror pic “Stay Alive,” which opened this past weekend with an estimated $11.2 million. Endgame’s other credits include “Lord of War,” “Proof” and “White Noise.”

Harnois stars in Warner Independent Pictures’ upcoming “Chaos Theory.” Past feature credits include “Pretty Persuasion.”