You read it here first that Lionsgate and Ghost House Pictures (Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert's production outfit) were possibly teaming for a 3-D take on Burst, by writer Gary Dauberman.
Tapert told us earlier this week that a director announcement was coming. Now we have learned, via a press release, that Neil Marshall, of Doomsday and The Descent, is at the helm. Lionsgate and Ghost House will indeed produce.
The story concerns a group of people holed up in a lodge during a winter storm. Things go awry when, one-by-one, they begin to spontaneously combust.
Tapert says, "Mike Paseornek and the Lionsgate team are leaders in the horror space. This, along with the opportunity to work closely with Joe [Drake] again, were motivating factors in our desire to partner with Lionsgate on Burst 3D. We hope to continue the partnership with Lionsgate on other projects like this."
"We are thrilled to be working again with Neil Marshall," says Lionsgate's Paseornek, "a modern master of horror, suspense and action. With Neil at the helm of Burst 3D, horror fans are guaranteed one of the most terrifying and innovative experiences of their moviegoing lives."
Marshall recently wrapped Centurion with Michael Fassbender and Dominic West.