EXCLUSIVE: In his first deal since leaving WB, Joel Silver’s Silver Pictures has set up the supernatural-action script Sanctuary at Paramount Pictures. Scripted by Alan Trezza, Sanctuary focuses on a young woman who is possessed by a powerful demonic force. She seeks refuge within The Sanctuary, a Vatican-run secret organization that teaches the possessed to channel their inner demon and use its power as a weapon against evil. The flavor is a cross between Wanted and Blade.
Silver and Andrew Rona will produce, and Silver Pictures’ Alex Heineman will be exec producer and Elizabeth Raposo will oversee for the studio. Trezza is repped by Magnet MGT and attorney Ryan Nord.