Scott Beck and Bryan Woods – the writing duo behind the secretive upcoming horror/thriller A Quiet Place – will write and direct a new horror movie titled Haunt. Sierra/Affinity (Nightcrawler, Atomic Blonde) will finance and produce.
Sierra/Affinity’s Marc Schaberg and Josie Liang, Broken Road’s Jeremy Stein and Nickel City’s Tobias Weymar will executive produce.
The plot for A Quiet Place – which will be the major studio directorial debut for actor John Krasinski – has been kept under wraps. The film stars John Krasinski (The Office, 13 Hours) and his real-life wife, Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow, Looper).
The secrecy surrounding A Quiet Place certainly has my interest piqued. It’s currently set for an April 6 release date. A Quiet Place is produced by Platinum Dunes (The Purge Series, Ouija: Origin of Evil, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre  and Friday the 13th ) and Paramount.
The synopsis for Haunt is as follows;
On Halloween, a group of friends encounter an “extreme” haunted house that promises to feed on their darkest fears. The night turns deadly as they come to the horrifying realization that some nightmares are real.
It sounds like there are shades of The Houses October Built here, so I’m curious to see where they go and what they do with it. And with Eli Roth on board, hell, I am too.
Scott Beck and Bryan Woods are also known for writing/directing Nightlight, where “Five friends play a game in a ”mysterious” forest with a long history as a beacon for troubled young people contemplating suicide.”
Production for Haunt will begin in the fall. Stay tuned for news and information as it comes!