Sony have reportedly picked up a horror pitch from writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan for Platinum Dunes, the producers behind this year’s horror hit A Quiet Place. Little is known about the details of the pitch thus far, but it will reportedly be set during the holidays and is only being referred to as the untitled Christmas movie for now.
Deadline did however report that the film will be in the vein of 90s slashers I Know What You Did Last Summer and Scream. The pitch was reportedly brought to Sony by Aaron Janus, executive producer for A Quiet Place.
Melton and Dunstan have written a handful of movies together, including a few in the Saw franchise, as well as projects such as The Collection and The Neighbour. They are also currently collaborating with Guillermo Del Toro on Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, a series which is set to premiere next year.
A Quiet Place impressively made $331.7 million worldwide, even more remarkable considering that the net cost of the film was only around $17 million. Sony will naturally hope for similar sort of numbers with this new film, but it’s hard to know or judge anything about it when the details are lacking and there’s naturally no news of a director or casting yet.