Relativity Studios has acquired U.S. distribution rights to horror movie “Lazarus,” produced by micro-budget maven Jason Blum.
Blumhouse Productions is home to franchises such as “Paranormal Activity,” “The Purge,” “Insidious” and “Sinister” along with “Ouija,” which has won at the U.S. box office on back-to-back weekends.
It’s the second Blumhouse project to land at Relativity, which bought “Oculus” at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and saw it become the highest grossing movie out of Toronto since 2010, with $40.6 million worldwide.
“Lazarus” follows a group of medical students who discover a way to bring dead patients back to life. David Gelb (“Jiro Dreams of Sushi”) directed the film from a script by Luke Dawson and Jeremy Slater.
Producers are Jason Blum, Cody Zwieg, Matt Kaplan and Jimmy Miller. Luke Dawson and Gloria Fan serve as executive producers.
Lionsgate is handling international distribution.