We've learned today (via Deadline) that Tucker Tooley Entertainment has brought on Session 9 and The Machinist director Brad Anderson to direct Existence, their upcoming survival horror film written by Anthony Jaswinski (The Shallows).
“The harrowing story was inspired by the 1981 ill-fated shipwreck of a research vessel which became marooned after a typhoon on a remote island — the North Sentinel Island –in the Indian Ocean.”
“Upon exploring the terrain, the surviving crew encounters multiple terrors not only from the forces of nature but also from a sect of people who have existed in a primal state for about 60,000 years. Widely considered to be the last remaining Pre-Neolithic society on Earth, the North Sentinelese tribesmen have successfully saved themselves from extinction by exercising their right to resist all integration with the outside world – avoiding the catastrophic violence and disease that such contact has historically brought to other indigenous people.”
Tooley will produce alongside Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein.