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Press Release: Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi to Produce Thriller “A Man In the Dark”



LOS ANGELES, CA (October 30, 2014) – Ghost House Pictures announced today that Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will re-team with Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues on the writing duo’s thriller A MAN IN THE DARK.  Alvarez previously directed and co-wrote the screenplay with Sayagues on EVIL DEAD, the hit retelling of Raimi’s classic which grossed nearly $100 million in worldwide box office.

Alvarez is set to direct A MAN IN THE DARK, and Raimi and Tapert will produce for Ghost House.  J.R. Young, Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake will executive produce.  Erin Westerman will oversee for the company.  Good Universe will be launching international sales at the upcoming American Film Market. WME Global will be handling the North American sale.

In A MAN IN THE DARK, three teens who get away with perfectly planned home robberies have set their sights on one last payout that will get them out of crime forever.  Their target: a reclusive blind man with millions of dollars in hiding.  But as soon as they break into his home, the tables are turned and they find themselves trapped and fighting for survival against a psychopath with secrets of his own.

Alvarez is represented by WME, Anonymous Content and Karl Austen of Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein.  Sayagues is represented by WME and Anonymous Content.  Dan Freedman negotiated their deals on behalf of Ghost House Pictures.

One of the most successful partnerships in Hollywood, Ghost House Pictures is a leading horror thriller producer with seven #1 box office hits starting with Sony Pictures’ THE GRUDGE in 2004 and more recently Lionsgate’s THE POSSESSION in 2012 and Sony Pictures/FilmDistrict’s EVIL DEAD in 2013. Ghost House Pictures’ current slate includes POLTERGEIST, a revisionist take on the classic film, which is currently in post-production with MGM and Fox 2000 and slated for a July 2015 release. Ghost House Pictures was formed in 2002 by filmmakers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake to create a production label dedicated to the financing, development and release of films in the horror thriller space.



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