EXCLUSIVE: Bryan Bertino, who wrote and directed the Rogue Pictures sleeper hit The Strangers, has found a new haunt. He has made a deal with Ghost House Pictures to write and direct This Man, a thriller that has a clever fact-based hook. The protagonist is an ordinary man who discovers that people he has never met have somehow seen him in their nightmares. Ghost House has acquired rights to a website that was created by Italian sociologist Andrea Natella to connect those who saw the actual man in their dreams.
Bertino’s The Strangers grossed $82 million worldwide and he wrote a sequel that Lauren Briet will direct. Bertino and his Unbroken Pictures partner Adrienne Biddle will produce This Man with Ghost House principals Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert. Ghost House’s Nathan Kahane will be executive producer.
Ghost House confirmed the deal with Raimi calling the film “a hair raising story that will be sure to delight horror fans.” The genre shingle last released the Raimi-directed thriller Drag Me to Hell.