Jen and Sylvia Soska are back with another one of their twisted twins’ films, bringing an all-star producing team.
Variety confirms The Texas Chainsaw Massacre producer Ted Field has joined the production. Field is best known for producing 2003’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 2005’s The Amityville Horror, and the two highly successful Jumanji sequels.
The trade notes Field will produce alongside Maria Frisk, Michael Napoliello, and Alex Power for Radar Pictures and Twisted Twins Productions. Film Mode’s Clay Epstein serves as executive producer.
“Unseen is an experiential horror film that places the audience in Kafkaesque dilemma where they wake up in a world of unknown terrors they can only hear since their sight is gone,” says Field.
“Audiences have already shown enormous appetite for sensory deprivation thrillers, and Unseen is going to raise the bar even higher in this high concept and suspenseful story,” said Epstein. “With the phenomenal talent of the Soska Sisters at the helm and Ted Field guiding the team forward, we know have a hit on our hands. Not only are we thrilled and honored to be working with Ted, Sylvia, and Jen, we just can’t wait for audiences to embrace this thrill ride as much as we have.”
Per Variety, “Unseen is a psychological sci-fi set in the 1970s, where a Boston couple wake up one day to find they can’t see. They soon discover everyone else has also been rendered blind, and their only hope is Ada, a woman who previously could not see but has now had her sight restored. Soon they realize there is something else in the darkness with them.”
The Soska Sisters note their excitement for the project, adding: “As lifelong gamers, we have always wanted to have the opportunity to adapt a video game into a feature film experience. Breaking new ground by exploring a thriller narrative within science fiction has given us the ability to elevate our story like never before, says the sisters. “We are excited for fans to see something completely new from us.”
Unseen is based on the audio-only video game BlindSide, created by Aaron Rasmussen and Michael T. Astolfi.