Michael J. Bassett to write, direct horror 'Saint Mary's'

8:40 AM PST 11/23/2010 by Stuart Kemp

Helmer currently in pre-production on "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D"

 

LONDON -- Michael J. Bassett, currently in pre-production on Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, has signed to write and direct psychological supernatural horror Saint Mary's.

Bassett will develop the screenplay for Saint Mary's with creator and co writer Matthew Kingshott, who has been developing the project with U.K. producer / composer James Edward Barker through Veneration Music.

Billed as a psychological horror story about an evil presence in a disused mental asylum, Saint Mary's details the story of a group of young people who are deliberately trapped inside a labyrinthine building where they find their deepest nightmares manifest themselves.

Barker will produce through Mann Made Films, with Scott Mann taking on exec producer role. He is also attached to compose the score for the film.

Bassett said when he read Matt's script he said he "immediately felt that there was the essence of something incredibly interesting and potentially terrifying."

Bassett is repped by Independent Talent Group.

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