Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the writing duo behind A Quiet Place, are collaborating on a new project at Sony that’s being co-produced by Sam Raimi.
Per Variety, Beck and Woods will write, direct and co-produce an original sci-fi thriller. Plot details are currently under wraps, but it’s believed there’s a big twist somewhere within the film. The duo have collaborated with Raimi before on his Quibi series, 50 States Of Fright.
Raimi will act as co-producer along with Zainab Azizi, both of whom who will serve under the Raimi Productions banner along with Debbie Liebling. He said in a statement:
“Raimi Productions is proud to be teaming up with Scott Beck and Bryan Woods. They have exceeded all expectations in my experience with them at Quibi and we have the utmost confidence in their brilliant story. I am honoured to once again be joining forces with our partners at Sony Pictures. We have a wild and thrilling blockbuster that we can’t wait to share with the world”.
Beck and Woods added: “We are so proud to have partnered with a studio that believes in a theatrical landscape that looks for launching new stories. Our producing team at Raimi Productions helped foster our vision for this film as directors before we introduced the spec script to the town.
Sam Raimi is not only one of our heroes, but one of the only filmmakers to successfully master both independent film and the studio blockbuster. We can’t imagine a more perfect mentor to help us transition into big studio filmmaking”.
It’s hard to judge much, if anything, from the sparse details we’ve been given. But an original sci-fi thriller helmed by the writers of A Quiet Place with at least a little Raimi approval certainly has at least some potential.