Akiva Goldsman to Direct Horror Film Stephanie Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.25.2014
Screenwriter to take on a story of a special girl...
Akiva Goldsman has decided that after horrifying people with his A Winter's Tale adaptation, it's time that he do it intentionally. Deadline reports that the Oscar-winning screenwriter, who took on his first directing job with the aforementioned bomb from earlier this year, will direct the horror film Stephanie.
The film is about a little girl with unworldly abilities who was abandoned before a man and a woman show up claiming to be her parents, thereby interrupting her mysterious world. The film is being eyed for a fall production start and will be produced through Blumhouse Pictures, Unbroken and The Gotham Group. Universal may be the distributor of the film, as Blumhouse has a deal with them. The film was written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski and was considered one of the best films on the "Blood List" (think The Black List except for horror).