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Halloween is filled with with sugarcoated frights, but throughout history, the night before the big “31” on the calendar has featured more tricks than treats. Blumhouse Productions is looking to bring the chaos of Halloween Eve to the big screen with a new film they are developing that is appropriately titled Devil’s Night.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Devil’s Night is in development at Blumhouse, with Blum and Bobbi Sue Luther producing the new holiday horror film written by Sean Tretta (12 Monkeys TV series, Hunters). Ryan Turek will supervise the movie on its journey through development.
A director has not officially been named at this time, but it’s worth noting that Tretta has previously helmed five feature-length horror films (including Death of a Ghost Hunter and The Prometheus Project). Tretta also directed the short film M is for Matchmaker, which was created as an official entry for ABCs of Death 2 »
- Derek Anderson
Fox has acquired Tripper Clancy's action comedy spec script "Stuber" which follows one harrowing night in the life of an Uber driver named Stu. "Vacation" reboot writer/directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley worked with Tripper to develop the script which the pair will produce. [Source: Deadline]
Blumhouse Productions have set up the micro-budget horror film "Devil's Night" which Jason Blum and Bobbi Sue Luther will produce. Sean Tretta ("12 Monkeys") penned the script which is set on the night before Halloween, a night with a tradition of youth causing mischief.
Though it has existed since the 1930s, at a point in the 1980s in inner city places like Detroit, the crimes became more destructive - moving up to the likes of arson and vandalism. Ryan Turek will oversee the project for Blumhouse. [Source: Heat Vision]
Actor Jeff Goldblum was recently asked by Fandango about whether he'd ever consider returning to series. »
- Garth Franklin
For the third time in 15 months, Hollywood has turned to a high-profile film journalist to fill its executive ranks — an intriguing trend from the media’s perspective. Gavin Smith, the longtime editor of Film Comment, was named VP of Cohen Media Group on Thursday. Smith (pictured above with director John Landis) is the third film critic/journalist to switch sides of late, following Jason Blum‘s savvy hiring of Shock Till You Drop managing editor Ryan Turek as director of development at Blumhouse, and Amazon Studio’s hiring of Variety’s chief film critic Scott Foundas as an acquisitions and development executive. »
- Jeff Sneider
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