It was pretty much inevitable for studios to be backing more films of that nature with casting news here on two seperate projects. Firstly, Ethan Hawke and "Game of Thrones" star Lena Headey are set to lead little known James DeMonaco's "Vigilandia," a sci-fi thriller whose details are currently being kept under wraps. Jason Blum, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form are all producing the film under their respective Blumhouse, Platinum Dunes and Why Not shingles with Universal also on board courtesy of their first-look deal with Blumhouse.
Meanwhile, Blumhouse alumni James Wan looks to have revitalized his directorial career after "Insidious" with his next effort beginning to take shape. Formerly titled "The Conjuring," the project is now going by the name of the "Untitled Warren Files Project" and will follow a husband and wife team of demonologists and psychic investigators (the recently cast Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) who enter the most horrifying case of their career, when they take on spirits in a Rhode Island farmhouse.
Two more thesps have have now jumped on board with Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor joining as a couple who move with their kids to the aforementioned farmhouse. The story is actually based on the real life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren who took on the case of the Perron family based in Rhode Island in the '70s. Lensing will begin this March in North Carolina. [Variety/THR/THR]