Fede Alvarez and Rodolfo Sayagues’s Bad Hombre Films is taking full advantage of their first-look deal with Legendary Pictures.
Hot on the heels of their announced reboot of Tobe Hooper’s classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Hollywood Reporter is also reporting that the production company will create an original horror film that’s being described as “The Shining set in the White House.”
Alvarez, perhaps best known for his films Don’t Breathe and 2013’s reboot of Evil Dead, will helm the project based on a script by Joe Epstein.
“We are looking forward to sparking a new and meaningful relationship with a powerhouse like Legendary,” Fede Alvarez said in a statement, and this is certainly the way to do it.
While there are no details as to how the story will play out, the White House is certainly an ideal setting for a haunted house-style film. It’s been the residence and center of operations for every single President of the United States since John Adams in 1800. That’s over 200 years of world-changing decisions (good and bad), deaths, births, illnesses, intrigue, and conspiracies.
Honestly, we’re not entirely sure why no one has really thought of this before now.
There are no details on when the film will be released, but you can be sure that iHorror will be keeping track of this developing project and will fill you in on all the details as they become available.