Actor/producer Daniel Dae Kim is working with Amazon Studios to bring an element of horror to the streamer in the form of what is described as a “gender-bending take” on the run-of-the-mill ghost story.
The film-in-progress, Tether, will be written by filmmakers Kevin Hamedani and Travis Betz, who also will serve as showrunners and executive producers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Kim also will act as executive producer of the project–currently under development as a potential TV series for Amazon–along with his 3AD head of development John Cheng. Tara Bohn from 3AD also will be an executive producer. This is 3AD’s first project under the first-look deal Kim worked out with Amazon.
Tether, according to the filmmakers, tells the story of Madelyn, who is on a harrowing journey to rescue her kidnapped husband and son and exact vengeance on the people who hurt them–the same people who killed her!
You see, Madelyn is a ghost who is “tethered to the house she died in (and) must find a way to escape her supernatural prison and save the ones she loves.”
Screenwriters Hamedani and Betz have “an incredible topical voice that uses narrative storytelling and genre to disrupt and illuminate,” Bohn said. “They have a purposeful strength in subverting expectations, showcasing unrepresented characters and worlds.” In Tether, Bohn added, the duo “write about average people who consider themselves good, inclusive and even progressive, (but) who still fall prey to their own fears and prejudices.”
Hamedani and Betz came into their own with the script for The Saviors, a film that was chosen for the 2018 Black List. Kim’s 3AD lists ABC’s The Good Doctor among its credits.
Keep reading Horror News Network for updates on the progress of Tether and other horror entries heading to Amazon.