Dimension Films and IM Global announced today that Dimension has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the horror thriller Pest, the latest film from House at the End of Street director Mark Tonderai, from IM Global and Blumhouse Productions. Dimension and Blumhouse last collaborated on Dark Skies.
The film first made news in May when Abigail Breslin was attached, but it appears she’s no longer involves.
Pest, is based on Barbara Marshall’s original screenplay, which appeared on the Black List, the Blood List, and the Hit List in 2012. Discussions are underway for the lead roles with some top talent in consideration.
In Pest, when a deadly virus invades their hometown, a teen documents her family’s new life in quarantine and tries to protect her infected sister as society begins to crumble outside.
“I was captivated by Marshall’s screenplay. There is a complicated family drama amidst a terrifying and tense story of an outbreak that is unleashed. I’m excited to be working with Jason Blum and Stuart Ford again to bring this terrifying thriller to audiences,” said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company.