Blumhouse’s Project ‘The Invasion’ Will Invade the Home Invasion Genre

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2017 proved to be a commercially successful year from Blumhouse, and that’s an enormous understatement to say the least. The horror/thriller production company made waves with their releases of Get Out and Split, along with relatively comedic – but horror rooted – Happy Death Day.

But the hits keep coming, because the company is putting out Truth or Dare and will be premiering their sci-fi thriller Upgrade, as well as their mysterious, unknown title. It seems that there’s no shortage of anticipation or public optimism for Blumhouse.

Now, horror fans can also look forward to a home invasion movie from the production company – but a home invasion mixed with War of the Worlds or Signs!

via IMDb

A script for a home invasion movie from John Swetnam (Into the Storm) and Harris Wilkinson (Leprechaun: Origins) had been circulating production companies only for a short amount of time before the script was auctioned off to the prodigal company, reports Deadline. The plot for The Invasion revolves around a home invasion that takes place during an alien invasion.

On further evaluation of Blumhouse’s script purchase, the site says The Invasionwraps a ticking clock sci-fi premise with themes that include immigration” with a “strong female role in the film“.

Jason Blum and Swetnam will be the film’s main producers, Ryan Turek will co-producer, and Wilkinson being the executive producer. While the film has no confirmed release date yet (as one would expect), production is speculated to start later this year – which is most likely due to how busy the next few months will be for Blumhouse.

To read more about horror movies that made their mark with genre innovation, check out our article on revisiting Tremors!

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