Guillermo del Toro and Angryfilms to Option Spec Script THE BLOODY BENDERS

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Add another one to the massive  list of Guillermo del Toro’s ongoing projects (he just wrapped on Pacific Rim and will spend the next year in post, but is also attached to direct Beauty and the Beast with Emma Watson, is producing the animated Day of the Dead and his production effort, Rise of the Guardians debuts November 21st).  This time around, del Toro is optioning a spec script by Adam Robitel, a protege of Bryan Singer’s (X-Men).  The Bloody Benders is a genre-mashup that is equal parts Western, horror, thriller and love story.  It centers on the true accounts of the Benders, a family who ran a hotel on the outskirts of the Kansas prairie in 1873.  As the title suggests, the Benders were not the most accommodating of hosts; up to 20 people that checked in were robbed and murdered without the Benders ever being prosecuted.  Sounds like a picture that’s thematically right up del Toro’s alley.  Hit the jump for more on The Bloody Benders.

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