The Amityville horror is returning to the big screen
The Wonderfilm Media Corporation announced the project with Casey La Scala set to direct the film
According to reports, Wonderfilm Media Corporation has greenlit Amityville 1974, which is set to begin principal photography this November.
Based on the real-life tragedy involving Ronald DeFeo Jr and his six family members whom he shot in 1974, the film will be directed by Casey La Scala. La Scala has also penned the script. Get Out fame Jeff Bowler and Shaun Redick will produce for Wonderfilm alongside Todd Garner, who will also produce. Bret Saxon and Yvette Yates are attached to executive produce.
The DeFeo murders will be the focus of Amityville 1974, which was just greenlit by the Wonderfilm Media Corporation. “We are beyond thrilled to introduce Amityville 1974. Casey has a truly unique and terrifying vision for the fright franchise and audiences will experience horror like never before with this film,” said Jeff Bowler, founding partner of Wonderfilm Media.
“This is a story that takes its jumping off point from the true facts surrounding the Defeo tragedy, but also focuses on the human drama that took place inside a family as they were relentlessly stalked by a terrifying evil,” added writer-director Casey La Scala.
Previously, the incident has been documented in a novel Amityville Horror and a number of films.