James DeMonaco wrote the script and is directing the low-budget movie, which is to begin production Feb. 13.
Vigilandia is the first movie to be made under Blumhouse’s first-look deal with the Universal, signed last summer. The shingle, run by Jason Blum, made its name in the horror field with the low-budget Paranormal Activity series as well as Insidious, one of the most profitable movies of 2011.
Blum is producing with Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, who have produced remakes of The Amityville Horror and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, among others. Sebastien Lemercier exec produces.
Vigilandia is a reunion for Hawke and Blum; the former is starring in Sinister, a Blumhouse-produced thriller being released by Summit this year.
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