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Bold Films, Robert Rodriguez Developing Horror Movie ‘Blood’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Bold Films and Robert Rodriguez are ramping up development of the Texas-set horror movie project “Blood,” Variety has learned.

Bold Films is also financing. No directors or actors are yet attached.

The producers have brought on Jeff Buhler, whose credits include the recently wrapped “Jacob’s Ladder” remake, a rewrite of Paramount’s “Pet Sematary” and “The Midnight Meat Train,” to write the script. Misha Green (“Sunflower”) wrote the previous drafts.

Michel Litvak and Gary Michael Walters will produce for Bold Films. Lisa Zambri will executive produce.

The story centers on a recently engaged woman who becomes determined to find her birth family before she marries. But when she meets her unusual kin in the deep woods, she begins reliving horrifying suppressed memories that lead her to believe her newfound relatives may be hiding some dark secrets.

Rodriguez has been an active director, screenwriter and producer for more than two decades, dating back to 1992’s “El Mariachi” and including “Once Upon a Time in Mexico,” the three “From Dusk Til Dawn” titles, the two “Sin City” movies, the two “Machete” movies and the four “Spy Kids” movies. He’s also attached to direct “Alita: Battle Angel” for James Cameron and Jon Landau.

Bold Films’ credits include “Whiplash,” “Nightcrawler,” “Drive,” “The Neon Demon” and the upcoming Boston Marathon bombing film “Stronger,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

Buhler is repped by WME, Gotham Group and Morris Yorn.

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