Paramount Pictures grabs Horror screenplay ‘Eli’ for 2019 release

Still reeling from the widely varied reception of Darren Aronofsky’s unique biblical opus, Mother!, Paramount Pictures has announced that they’ve picked up the rights to another horror film for the masses! Here we go, horror buffs!

Paramount Pictures made an announcement today that it has snatched up its first screenplay for its Paramount Players label to go into production. The screenplay, titled Eli, hails from the 2015 Black List, a compendium of scripts by outstanding screenwriters that has been amassing for over a decade. The project, helmed by Sinister 2 director Ciarán Foy, is set to be released on Jan. 4, 2019.

Eli tells the tale where as an eleven-year-old boy moves into a “clean house” to treat his auto-immune disorder, he begins to believe that the house is haunted. Unable to leave, Eli soon realizes that the house, and the doctor who runs it, are more sinister than they appear.

The project’s original script was written by David Chirchirillo, and was revised by Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing. Goldberg and Naing recently wrote The Boy Who Drew Monsters, which James Wan is developing for New Line Cinema. The pair also wrote Emile Hirsch’s horror film The Autopsy of Jane Doe and Cropsey for Amblin Partners.

What do you think of this acquisition? What are your thoughts on the script so far? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below!

Source: Deadline

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