Lionsgate Acquires Script For Slasher Film ‘Video Nasty’

Chris Thomas Devlin–who penned the upcoming Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot–has a new horror script headed to the big screen, courtesy of Lionsgate.

The new slasher movie–with the unique title of Video Nasty–will be produced by Seth Rogen’s Point Grey and Greg Silverman’s Stampede Ventures for Lionsgate, as reported by Variety. No production timetable or release date has been set at this early stage.

The new film–co-produced by Point Grey partners Evan Goldberg, Josh Fagen and James Weaver–follows “three teens who rent a cursed VHS and are pulled into an ’80s slasher movie that threatens to trap them forever.” Sounds like a fate worse than death.

Casting choices have not been announced yet, but reports have it that Jonathan Levine–who directed such genre films as 2006’s All the Boys Love Mandy Lane and 2013’s Warm Bodies and has collaborated with Rogen on past projects–is being eyed to helm the movie.

Rogen–best known for his comedic efforts–also has a modest horror pedigree. His directorial debut was on the horror/comedy This Is The End (which he co-wrote with Evan Goldberg), and he was part of the creative team behind AMC’s Preacher.

Keep reading Horror News Network for future updates on production and casting for Video Nasty.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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