In further news from today’s BlumFest, it was announced that John Ridley (12 Years A Slave) will be directing an untitled paranormal horror film for Blumhouse.
Deadline reported Oscar winner John Ridley is writing and directing an Untitled Paranormal Project for Blumhouse, based on the recently published Truly*Adventurous article “Project Poltergeist” by Saleah Blancaflor.
Blumhouse has picked up the film rights to the article that explores the unexplained events that terrified a young boy in New Jersey during the 1960’s, the first alleged haunting in a public housing project.
“This is an incredible true-life narrative of a young man dealing with horrors – both paranormal and racially systemic – in a community that is scarred by hate, yet ultimately brought together by hope. I really appreciate Blumhouse’s commitment to telling stories that seek to entertain audiences even as it challenges them,” said Ridley.
“The best scary movies are always based on a real event, and we were very compelled by the material this story is based on. I also know that John Ridley is as good as you get as a dramatic storyteller, so we’re confident that infusing this story with John’s brand of drama is a great bet,” said producer Jason Blum
Jason Blum will produce. Truly*Adventurous’ Pearl and Nicholas will executive produce.