Not to be confused with David Moreau and Xavier Palud's home invasion thriller Them, Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism) recently directed the Valentine's Day themed Down for Hulu's "Into the Dark" and is set to direct home invasion film They for Dark Castle.
Recently chatting with Daily Dead, Stamm revealed that Bryan Bertino (The Strangers) wrote the film!
“I’m hopefully directing next a movie called They, written by Bryan Bertino and produced by Dark Castle. We’re casting right now,” Stamm told Daily Dead. “Bryan Bertino is the guy who wrote and directed The Strangers, and he has a talent for writing set pieces that are really fresh, interesting, and unpredictable. It’s so hard to do something original and fresh in the home invasion space, because there are only so many ways to scare someone.”
He detailed the film further, “It’s home invasion… all set on an oil derrick in the Texan desert. Basically, it’s about a group of oil workers hours away from civilization that are being confronted with an attack of a certain kind out in the desert. So it is kind of a home invasion movie, but it turns that concept on its head, and it’s not a close-quarters home invasion, but more of you see [on] the horizon what is coming. It’s very cool. It’s very smart. It kind of follows a little bit rhythmically the same pattern that The Strangers does.”
Bertino co-wrote with Mike Scannell. Unbroken Pictures will produce alongside Dark Castle.