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Paramount Vantage is venturing into the world of horror.

The specialty division of Paramount Pictures has acquired Harris Wilkinson's horror spec Ink for low- against mid-six figures.

Set in the world of tattoo artistry, the high-concept story line is being kept under wraps. But Vantage head of production and acquisitions Amy Israel promised an "original take on the horror genre (that) is hugely exciting."

The script is out to directors.

Alan and Peter Riche (Starsky & Hutch) of Riche Prods. will produce in association with Mandalay Independent Pictures, which is headed by Crash producer Cathy Schulman.

Wilkinson, who most recently penned Stir of Echoes: The Dead Speak for Lionsgate, sold Bone Canyon to New Line Cinema and penned a rewrite of the thriller Awake, which is in development at Universal Pictures.

He is repped by Justin Silvera at New Wave Entertainment and attorney Rob Szymanski at Eclipse Law.

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