Lionsgate is giving David F. Sandberg a new horror movie to direct according to Deadline. The 39-year-old Shazam! director is taking on The Culling from a spec script by Stephen Herman.
Sandberg and his longtime muse Lotta Losten will produce via their company Mångata.
According to the trade publication, the story goes like this:
A troubled priest confines himself to a remote cabin in the middle of the woods where he attempts to make a last stand against the demon that terrorized his family when he was a child.
Sandberg is going to be very busy once pandemic restrictions are lifted and people can get back to a hot set. It was announced that he will also revisit the DC Comics Universe with an as-yet-untitled Shazam! sequel.
With Annabelle: Creation under his belt and the highly successful inaugural Shazam!, Sandberg has become one of Hollywood’s horror elite.
The Swedish-American filmmaker got his start directing low-budget horror shorts which went viral. Lights Out is probably his most famous short and was turned into a feature-length motion picture with James Wan producing.
Both Sandberg and Losten took the quarantine time to create two more short films: Not Alone in Here and Shadowed which you can watch for free HERE.
The Culling is written by Stephen Herman, a moviemaker inspired by Rod Serling and known for his short films too.
No word on when The Culling will go into full production, but iHorror will keep you posted as details become available.