Micro-budget trilogy in the works…
It has been announced that The Weinstein Brothers’ Radius-TWC is partnering with the Duplass Brothers and Blumhouse Productions on a ‘Creep’ trilogy.
The first film, which had its fear inducing at premiere at this year’s SXSW, follows Aaron (Patrick Brice), a down on his luck filmmaker who comes across a cryptic online ad: “$1,000 for the day. Filming service. Discretion is appreciated.” Low on cash and full of naiveté he drives to a cabin in a remote mountain town where he meets Josef (played by Mark Duplass), his cinematic subject for the day. Josef is sincere and the project seems heartfelt, so Aaron begins to film. But as the day goes on, it becomes clear that Josef may not be who he says.
Brice, who co-wrote the film with Mark Duplas, also made his directorial debut on the micro-budget psychological thriller. Radius has acquired worldwide rights to the trilogy with plans to release the first film later this year.
“We jumped at the opportunity to work with Mark again and Jason’s involvement was icing on the cake. ‘Creep’ is wry and unnerving with a shock ending that one has come to expect from Blumhouse. The film played through the roof at SXSW and it was abundantly clear that audiences have a huge appetite for these characters,” Radius co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego said in a joint statement.
Mark Duplass added, “I’m a huge fan of the renegade tactics of Blumhouse and Radius, and I couldn’t be more psyched to partner with them on this utterly insane new franchise.”
Jason Blum goes on to say: “Mark and Patrick made a smart, fresh and terrifying film and we are excited to partner with Radius-TWC on sharing it with audiences while we continue to expand the ‘Creep’ world.”