New Line have acquired the Worldwide rights to found footage horror Superstition which has been put together by Blumhouse Productions.
The High-School set horror is said to be a modern day I Know What You Did Last Summer but with a found footage twist. The movie is directed by Chris Lofing with a cast of unknown actors. Lofing and writing partner Travis Cluff posted footage to YouTube where it was seen by manager Dean Schnider, who took it to Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions to finance the movie.
The movie was screened in May and has now been purchased by New Line who beat out stiff competition from Lionsgate and Relativity.
“It’s a genre we have a great affinity for, and our team is particularly skilled at sizing up what will work with a youth-oriented audience,” said Carolyn Blackwood, executive VP strategy at New Line. “Superstition was special because it gives us the opportunity to work with these young filmmakers who could be the next James Wan and to be in business with Jason.”
Last year New Line released Wan’s The Counjouring, which was one of the most profitable movies of 2013.
Blumhouse Productions will be releasing The Purge: Anarchy and Ouija later this year with Sinister 2 and Insidious 3 heading into production.
Superstition is set for a 2016 release.