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Indie horror director Nicholas Verso will tackle the new feature The Ice Cream Man for Covert Media and Broken Road Productions.
The high-concept horror project from writers Justin Powell and David Charbonier follows two brothers who are terrorized by a sinister being.
Covert’s Paul Hanson will produce alongside Todd Garner and Ryan Lewis of Broken Road. Covert’s Elissa Friedman, Media Content Capital’s Sasha Shapiro and Anton Lessine and Broken Road’s Sean Robins will executive produce.
Covert, which was at this year’s Sundance Film Festival with the Hamlet reimagining Ophelia, will fully finance Ice Cream Man and will handle worldwide sales on the film.
“Nick is a true visionary when it comes to crafting genre films, handsomely evidenced by the awards and acclaim received in recent years,” said Hanson. “He is a proven, unique voice and we are thrilled that Justin and David’s outstanding, clever and terrifying script is in a master’s hands.”
Added Lewis: “When we’re done with this film, parents will think twice before letting their kids chase after that familiar jingle when summer comes around again.”
Verso, whose credits include Boys in the Trees and The Last Time I Saw Richard, is repped by Paradigm, Echo Lake and Marios Rush of Marks Law Group. Powell and Charbonier are also repped by Rush.
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