Berlin 2013: Hanway Films Looks to Scare Up Interest for 'The Guest'
Director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett, the horror genre filmmaking double act behind You're Next, are teaming for The Guest.
The script, being touted to buyers at this year's European Film Market in Berlin by U.K. sales banner Hanway Films, details the story of a soldier on leave who befriends the family of a fallen comrade.
But the perfect house guest soon becomes a threat to all around him when it’s revealed he’s hiding dangerous secrets from his past.
L.A.-based production banner Snoot Entertainment, headed by Keith Calder and Jessica Wu, are backing the latest project from Wingard and Barrett with production scheduled to start May 2013 in the U.S.
Calder, Wu and Barrett will produce the genre piece.
It marks the follow-up to Barrett and Wingard's You're Next which unspooled in the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011.
Lionsgate picked up the project and is scheduled for a wide release in August this year.
The pair are also attached to Dead Spy Running, a project at Warner Brothers.