'Guest' Director Adam Wingard Goes Back to Horror with 'The Woods' (Exclusive)

Wingard's longtime collaborator Simon Barrett wrote the script for Lionsgate.
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Adam Wingard is heading back to horror.

The director, who last directed 2014's well-regarded action thriller The Guest, has signed to helm The Woods for Lionsgate.  

The project is written by his longtime collaborator Simon Barrett and while many of the details are being kept submerged, it does involve a group of college students on a camping trip who discover they are not alone.

Roy Lee, Steven Schneider, Keith Calder and Jessica Wu are the producers. The team is looking to move fast on this, planning a spring shoot and looking to cast mostly unknowns with the hope of giving the movie maximum scares.

Jason Constantine, Mike Paseornek and Eda Kowan are overseeing the project for Lionsgate.

Wingard, who is repped by CAA, is known for his work in the horror genre. He and Barrett devised 2011's You're Next, which Lionsgate picked up from the Toronto Film Festival, and the duo also created segments of the horror anthologies V/H/S and The ABCs of Death.

Wingard is repped by CAA.

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