TWC-Dimension has acquired worldwide rights to Intrepid Pictures’ supernatural thriller The Bye Bye Man, based on the short story The Bridge To Body Island by Robert Damon Schneck, a writer of paranormal tales. That story chronicles the harrowing events experienced by three Wisconsin college students in the early 1990s. No other details were announced, but Jonathan Penner (Let The Devil Wear Black) adapted the script and Stacy Title will direct. TWC-Dimension said there is a proceed-to-production commitment on this one.
Trevor Macy will produce through his Intrepid Pictures banner with Marc D. Evans and David Prior executive producing. Intrepid is behind genre pics Oculus and the upcoming Somnia, both via Relativity.
“There are only a few truly scary and iconic characters within this genre, and we think the Bye Bye Man has the potential to be the next one,” said Matthew Signer, EVP Production and Creative Affairs at TWC-Dimension. “Trevor and Stacy will be great partners in bringing this fantastic and terrifying script to the screen.” Signer is overseeing for TWC-Dimension along with Keith Levine.
The deal was negotiated by TWC-Dimension’s Signer and Adrian Lopez and by Reder & Feig for Intrepid. Penner and Title are repped by Paradigm.