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Hot off the success of The Nun, genre maestro James Wan has signed on to produce a feature adaptation of Santiago Menghini‘s horror short Milk for New Line, which has acquired rights to the short film, Collider has exclusively learned.
Menghini will direct from a script by Super Dark Times scribes Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, with the director expected to retain story credit. Wan will produce alongside his Atomic Monster partner Michael Clear and Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment, as well as Good Fear. Judson Scott will oversee the project on behalf of Atomic Monster.
Milk - Genre - Fans - Film - Festivals
Milk has been well-received by genre fans at numerous film festivals including SXSW, where it was awarded the Midnight Shorts Jury Award earlier this year. The story follows a sheltered young teen with an overbearing mother who begins to suspect his reality is not as it seems.
Horror shorts have been gaining traction around town this summer, during which time Legendary and The Picture Company acquired rights to Julian Terry‘s They Hear It, which concerns a terrifying noise called The Sound that attracts children. The Picture Company is also producing Larry, which started out as a high-concept horror short that was acquired by Amblin Partners and will now star Gillian Jacobs.
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