We’ve got the rare pair of writer/director assignments on horror films to share with you today:
- Screenwriter Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman) will rewrite the Black List script for Ink and Bone, and will make his feature directorial debut on the Dimension Films picture.
- Relativity has set screenwriter Ronnie Christensen (Passengers) to script the psychological horror film Latitude, with Marcel Langenegger (Deception) directing.
Hit the jump for more on both pictures.
Deadline reports that Daugherty, who’s had quite the run at scripting big-budget pictures, will step behind the camera for Ink and Bone. The spec script by Zak Olkewicz, picked up by The Weinstein Company’s genre wing just last year, centers on a female book editor who visits the home of a horror writer so she can convince him to complete his novel, and soon discovers that all of his creations are holding him hostage. Lee Clay is producing with Dimension’s Matthew Signer and Keith Levine overseeing. Daugherty’s other recent writing credits include Killing Season, the franchise-starter Divergent, and upcoming films Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and G.I. Joe 3.
Deadline also reports that Christensen and Langenegger will write and direct Latitude, a horror film that “follows a family who is trapped on a haunted Japanese cargo vessel that’s been lost at sea in a tsunami.” Christensen’s writing credits include Passengers, Locked In, Dark Tide, and the upcoming Brad Peyton thriller, Incarnate. Langenegger has one previous film under his director’s belt, that of 2008′s Deception, which starred Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor, and Michelle Williams.