Fox Searchlight Nabs Thriller 'Ready or Not' (Exclusive)
Fox Searchlight is going down the aisle, picking up the thriller package Ready or Not.
Guy Busick and Ryan Murphy, the latter not to be confused with the creator of American Horror Story, wrote the script while Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, of the filmmaking group Radio Silence, are on board to direct.
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Tripp Vinson is producing via his banner, Vinson Films. James Vanderbilt, Bradley Fischer and William Sherak of Mythology Entertainment are producing.
The story tells of a bride who, marrying into a wealthy gaming family, sees her wedding night turn deadly when the eccentric new in-laws force her into a bizarre and terrifying game of hide and seek.
The project was picked up in competitive bidding with Searchlight eyeing a production start in spring 2018, according to sources. Casting will begin immediately.
Executive producing are Tara Farney, Tracey Nyberg and Radio Silence's Chad Villella.
Vinson was an exec producer on the hit Dwayne Johnson disaster movie San Andreas and is developing Prince Charming, a twist on the fairy-tale convention that just attached Wonder director Stephen Chbosky.
Mythology, which was behind the Robert Redford-Cate Blanchett drama Truth, is in production on kids horror movie The House With a Clock in Its Walls. Eli Roth is directing and Jack Black is starring in the Amblin production.
Busick and Murphy, who have written on Stan Against Evil, are in development on two pilots: The Dark Beneath, set up at Global Road, and Time of Death, which has Bryan Singer attached. The duo is repped by Paradigm.
Radio Silence previously directed the horror thriller Southbound, which premiered in 2015 at the Toronto International Film Festival. More recently, they were hired by Fox Animation to adapt the studio's live-action/animated hybrid feature The Memory Thief. They are repped by CAA.
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