Thursday, July 21, 2011

CBS Films pacts for 'Hellfest'

CBS Films is going to "Hellfest," snapping up feature rights to
William Penick and Chris Sey's horror screenplay and setting it up
with Gale Anne Hurd at her Valhalla Entertainment banner.
CBS Films made the announcement Thursday.
Hurd ("The Walking Dead," "The Terminator") developed the project.
Penick and Sey wrote the script from a concept by Valhalla's Ben
Roberts, who will exec producer.
Story centers on a Halloween night of fun turning deadly at America's
premier theme park when an actual costumed killer begins slaying
unsuspecting patrons who believe it's all part of the show.
Vice President of Production Mark Ross and Creative Executive Alex
Ginno are overseeing the project for CBS Films.
CBS Films acquired rights earlier this year to a remake of comic
thriller "Gambit," starring Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz. Mike Lobell
is producing alongside Crime Scene Pictures partners Adam Ripp and Rob
Paris, who are also financing.
CBS Films has released five pics since entering the distribution
business last year. Contact Dave McNary at
dave.mcnary@variety.com

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