Studio 8 has acquired the Untitled Eggers Project, an epic medieval fantasy, with the buzzed-about multihyphenate attached to write and direct.
Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen’s Parts and Labor will produce.
Jon Silk brought the pitch into Studio 8 and is overseeing. WME Global, which is also selling “The Witch” at Sundance, is selling the new Eggers film.
Eggers’ first feature, “The Witch,” premieres Tuesday at Sundance, but early buyers’ screenings are creating interest in Park City.
“The Witch” is set in 1630 New England and follows parents William and Katherine who lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another.
Sources say the new project will bear similarities to the world that Eggers, a former production designer, created in “The Witch,” but with a medieval twist.
Eggers was one of Variety‘s recently named 10 Directors to Watch. He is repped by WME and Frankfurt Kurnit.
Studio 8 is funded with the China’s Fosun Group and with Sony Pictures Entertainment, which will distribute up to six films worldwide annually.