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Lionsgate Picks Up Sci-Fi Thriller from 'Carnage Park' Filmmaker (Exclusive)
Mickey Keating, the filmmaker behind the horror movie Carnage Park, is back with a new project.
Lionsgate has preemtpively acquired The Faces, a pitch from Keating, who will write the script and direct.
Logline details are being kept behind a mask of secrecy, but Faces is described as a sci-fi paranoid thriller.
David Engel, who exec produced the superhero crime show Powers as well as the acclaimed N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, will produce via Circle of Confusion.
Keating began as an assistant at Blumhouse Productions, learning the tricks of the genre trade from the producer behind such horror franchises as Paranormal Activity, Insidious and The Purge.
He worked on micro-budget sci-fi and horror pics such as Pod and Ritual before directing Carnage Park. The movie tells the tale of two robbers with a hostage who run afoul a deranged sniper in a desolate desert setting. The movie premiered at this year’s Sundance festival and released by IFC Midnight.
Keating is repped by CAA, Circle of Confusion, and attorney Jennifer Levy of Behr Abramson.