Today (1/14/20) it was announced that Gigi Saul Guerrero has signed on to direct the upcoming Halloween horror feature film 10-31 for Orion Pictures.
Guerrero will direct the new thriller 10-31, which takes place on Halloween night, about a young woman who takes her niece and nephew trick-or-treating and discovers a note inside a candy wrapper informing her that there is a killer loose on her block, according to Deadline.
Eli Roth, who produced 2019’s Haunt, is producing 10-31 alongside Roger Birnbaum through their Arts District Entertainment, and John Zaozirny through Bellevue Productions. The script was written by Ian Shorr and Peter Gamble, based on a story by Laurie Ashbourne and screen story by Kathy Charles. Guerrero’s longtime producing partner Raynor Shima will co-produce. Michael Besman will serve as executive producer on behalf of Arts District Entertainment, and Dan Kagan will oversee production on behalf of Orion Pictures.
Guerrero is the co-founder of Luchagore Productions. She is currently under a first-look film and TV deal with Blumhouse, under which she will write and direct scripted television programming and feature films for the studio, after she wrapped an episode of Blumhouse Television’s The Purge for USA and made her feature-length directorial debut with Into the Dark’s Culture Shock, an installment of the feature length episodes Blumhouse produces for Hulu.
Said Guerrero of 10-31, “To be working with such a prestigious studio label like Orion, and alongside my friend, Eli, is next level incredible. This was a real page-turner of a script. I instantly felt passionate about taking on this story and making it a thrilling and visceral ride for audiences on the big screen.”
Roth said he has been a fan of “Gigi’s for many years, from her very first shorts, to her critically acclaimed television features. Gigi’s a powerful new voice in genre cinema, and I know she will deliver the goods that horror fans want in new and surprising ways.”
Orion Pictures president John Hegeman called Guererro “a force of nature and we are unbelievably excited to collaborate with her on 10-31 as she continues to blaze a trail in the horror space.”
Needless to say, we will be covering this project closely as it develops, and you can look for casting news as it becomes available.
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