Filmmaker Oz Perkins (Gretel and Hansel; The Blackcoat’s Daughter; I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House) will write and direct an exorcism-themed horror movie, Incident at Fort Bragg – let’s hope there’s a title change – for Lionsgate, it has been confirmed by Deadline. Jeff Buhler (Pet Sematary; The Midnight Meat Train) penned the most recent draft of a script originally written by Evan Turner and Harrison Query.
The movie is inspired by the “true story” (where have we heard that before?) of Irish priest Malachi Martin, who was brought in by the U.S. government to perform a sanctioned exorcism on a young soldier at Fort Bragg, North Carolina., the largest military installation in the world.
The film is being produced by Beau Flynn (The Rite; The Exorcism of Emily Rose), Scott Glassgold for FlynnPictureCo, with Scott Sheldon executive producing. Meredith Wieck and Aaron Edmons will produce the Lionsgate’s share.
Meanwhile, despite looking relaxed in the pic above, busy Oz Perkins is also apparently working on preproduction for A Head Full of Ghosts, based on a novel by Paul Tremblay:
“Twenty years after her family was publicly destroyed by her teenage sister’s mysterious affliction, a young woman tells the story in her own words, revealing a far more terrifying version of what really happened in her childhood home.”
Here’s the intriguing teaser for Perkins’ Gretel and Hansel again, in case you missed it: