By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Filmmaker Chris Peckover, who delivered one of the best modern holiday horror films with BETTER WATCH OUT (a.k.a. SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD), is next taking the helm of the ghost story LIMBO.
Deadline reports that Peckover (pictured with BETTER’s Olivia DeJonge) will direct LIMBO from a script he wrote with Matthew Jennison, for Miramax, Barnyard Productions and Snoot Entertainment (YOU’RE NEXT, THE GUEST, THE DEVIL’S CANDY). Shooting is set to begin in January. According to the site, “LIMBO tells the terrifying story of a young mother whose body becomes possessed by something evil, rendering her a disembodied spirt and a ghost in her own house. As this demonic double takes over her life and threatens to harm her family, she must find a way to protect her loved ones while also finding a way back to her body before it’s too late.”
“We are witnessing a renaissance of quality horror films at the moment,” Miramax’s Bill Block tells Deadline. “It’s a genre that continues to captivate global audiences. Having a smart script with a big idea and some fierce partners in Tim Palen, Snoot Entertainment and a fresh voice in Chris Peckover—LIMBO is something we’re really excited about.”