EXCLUSIVE: DreamWorks has pre-emptively purchased an original ghost-story pitch from Carter Blanchard, the scribe who most recently did a rewrite on Independence Day 2. I’m told that the pitch is best described as a full-on ghost story rooted in classic Amblin storytelling. Blanchard previously sold his time-travel story Glimmer to the studio in a heated bidding war.

Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner will produce with partner Robyn Meisinger and Madhouse’s Ryan Cunningham serving as executive producers. Blanchard separately is adapting the Mark Millar comic book Kindergarten Heroes for Fox and producer Simon Kinberg. He previously wrote Spy Hunter for Warner Bros, and his script Near Death was just picked up by Voltage, with Gabriele Muccino set to direct. Blanchard is repped by Paradigm, Madhouse and attorney Peter Grossman.