Dimension Picks up Rights to Supernatural Thriller 'Dark Skies'

Jason Blum will produce along with Alliance Films, which will finance the film.

Dimension Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the supernatural thriller Dark Skies, the company announced Thursday.

Jason Blum will produce via his Blumhouse Productions banner, along with Alliance Films, which will finance the film from writer and director Scott Stewart (Priest, Legion).

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Dark Skies is scheduled to go into production this summer. Plot details are currently being kept under wraps.

Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Alliance Films’ Charles Layton will executive produce. Alliance Films will distribute in Canada, in the United Kingdon and in Spain. 

“Jason has done a masterful job over the past several years of breaking new ground and creating huge commercial successes in the supernatural and horror genres,” said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of the Weinstein Co., which owns Dimension.  “We are confident that Dark Skies will continue that success.”

Octane, IM Global's genre label, will launch international sales in Cannes.

The deal was negotiated for Dimension in-house by Andrew Kramer, president of business and legal affairs; and by Charles Layton, president of Alliance Films. 

Stewart is represented by WME and Anonymous Content.