Seth Sherwood, who wrote The Texas Chain Saw Massacre prequel Leatherface and co-wrote Hell Fest, is set to make his directorial debut with horror thriller Boyfriend for indie media company Oakhurst Entertainment and under the newly formed BloodList banner, Deadline reports.
The pic follows a bullied teen girl who creates an imaginary perfect boyfriend to impress others… but her dream turns to a nightmare when he becomes real.
“This is a story I’ve been dying to tell for ages. Our teenage years make up such a tiny fraction of our life, and yet somehow, tend to define and shape the decades that follow,” said Sherwood. “Being a teenager is a horror story in and of itself— so taking all those teen insecurities and neuroses and manifesting them in the form of a literal monster is something I find both endlessly fun and terrifying.”
Kailey Marsh, the creator of the annual BloodList, a yearly compilation of most liked dark genre screenplays, is attached to produce.
Production is scheduled to begin this Summer.