Dimension Films confirmed today that Maria Bello will star in a supernatural thriller which James Wan will produce. The project was formerly known as House of Horror and Bello’s involvement stretches as far back as April.
The film is now being referred to as “The Untitled James Wan Presents Thriller” until it takes a new monikor. Wan is producing alongside Beautiful Boy‘s Lee Clay.
Max La Bella penned the script from an original idea of Wan’s. Shooting begins January 2013 in Baton Rouge, LA and the film will be released by Dimension Films.
To the left is some now-outdated sales art that was being used to promote the title at the American Film market.
The film centers on the aftermath of a horrific massacre: five college students, brutally murdered inside a decrepit, abandoned home. Fresh on the scene, detective Mark Lewis and the police department’s psychologist, Dr. Elizabeth Klein (Bello), question one of the few survivors who explains they were amateur ghost-hunters, seeking out paranormal phenomenon at the abandoned house, believed to be haunted. But what started out as a harmless activity turned into something truly terrifying, and the suspect claims the responsibility doesn’t lie with any of the inhabitants, but with the house itself.