Host became one of the most talked about films of the summer, and hot off of its success the film’s director, Rob Savage, has signed a three picture deal with acclaimed genre studio Blumhouse!
“We’ve been tracking Rob’s work for some time now, and when I got a look at Host, I saw the inventiveness in his work that Ryan Turek on the Blumhouse team had been championing,” said Blumhouse founder Jason Blum in a statement. “We are looking forward to getting this partnership underway immediately.”
“I’m thrilled to be partnering with Blumhouse on these movies,” Savage added. “Their status in the horror genre is unmatched, but I equally admire their filmmaker-led approach. They embody the independent filmmaking spirit with which we made Host and I can’t wait to create some new nightmares with them.”
Savage wrote, directed, and shot Host in an almost unthinkable 12 weeks before its debut on Shudder on July 28, 2020. The film was set in a Zoom meeting gone wrong when six friends get together for an online seance to beat back the boredom of quarantine. All of the actors performed their own stunts and worked entirely remotely for the shoot. Since that time, it’s garnered international attention and has even earned that rare 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
Blumhouse will finance and partner in producing the three as yet unnamed films. Savage will also be collaborating with the team from host including producer Douglas Cox, writers Jed Shepherd and Gemma Hurley, and editor Breanna Rangott.
I don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to see what Rob Savage and Blumhouse create together!