Deadline reports that Fede Alvarez and Rodolfo Sayagues’ Bad Hombre Films has signed an overall deal with Legendary Pictures.
Their first project together will be a horror movie set in the White House directed by Fede, which is being compared to The Shining and penned by Joe Epstein.
Under the pact, Alvarez and Sayagues will create, develop and produce films through their Bad Hombre Films banner staring with the Washington, D.C.-based horror film written by Joe Epstein, which Alvarez will direct.
Bad Hombre Films, who were behind Don’t Breathe and the Evil Dead reboot (both directed by Fede) is expected to produce a remake of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the pic is described as The Shining set in the White House. Bad Hombre is also set to produce a reboot of the 1974 cult classic, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which will be penned by Chris Thomas Devlin.
Alvarez recently directed Sony Pictures’ soft-reboot of the Lisbeth Salander franchise with The Girl In The Spider’s Web, which flopped hard at the box office only earning a global cume of $35.1 million on budget of $43 million.
The director had once been eyed to replace Guillermo del Toro on the DC Comics movie Justice League Dark before the project was thrown into development limbo.
Returning to the world of horror is likely a good move for Alvarez after the hiccup with Sony Pictures.