January 12, 2012 11:28am PT by Borys Kit
Ethan Hawke Starring in Low-Budget Sci-Fi Thriller 'Vigilandia'
Ethan Hawke will star in Vigilandia, a futuristic thriller that Blumhouse Productions, Platinum Dunes and Why Not Productions are making for Universal.
James DeMonaco wrote the script and is directing the low-budget movie, which is to begin production Feb. 13.
The logline is being kept under lock and key (for now, anyway).
Vigilandia is the first movie to be made under Blumhouse’s first-look deal with the Universal, signed last summer. The shingle, run by Jason Blum, made its name in the horror field with the low-budget Paranormal Activity series as well as Insidious, one of the most profitable movies of 2011.
Blum is producing with Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, who have produced remakes of The Amityville Horror and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, among others. Sebastien Lemercier exec produces.
Vigilandia is a reunion for Hawke and Blum; the former is starring in Sinister, a Blumhouse-produced thriller being released by Summit this year.
DeMonaco wrote The Negotiator as well as the remake of Assault on Precinct 13. Hawke starred in the latter and starred in DeMonaco’s feature directorial debut Little New York (aka Staten Island, New York).
Hawke is repped by CAA while DeMonaco by UTA.