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Platinum Dunes Developing Thriller ‘Lure’ At Universal With ‘Gangs Of London’s Corinne Hardy Directing’

Unique: Universal Pictures and Platinum Dunes producers Michael Bay and Brad Fuller continue to engage on the banner’s new overall deal, as sources tell Deadline that Universal will develop Fodder, which is producing Platinum Dunes. Corinne Hardy has signed on to direct the project currently being written by Chris Bernier.

While plot details are being kept under wraps, the story is based on the real-life Kings Tavern, which is believed to be the most haunted building in Mississippi, after one of its tenants, the innkeeper, is murdered. original owner.

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Universal Pictures EVP Production Development Matt Reilly will oversee the project for the studio. Cameron Fuller will executive produce and oversee the project for Platinum Dunes.

Hardy developed a dark and distinctive visual flair for creating monsters, animation and Super-8 horror films in his work-shed, before gaining industry experience in the art, costume, prop and special effects departments for film and theatre. have gained a reputation for He studied theater design at the Wimbledon School of Art before spending five years making the award-winning stop-motion picture butterflywhich premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival to critical acclaim.

With a keen interest in music, he also directed cinematic promos for The Prodigy, Biffy Clyro, Keane, The Horrors, Paolo Nutini and Ed Sheeran.

Hardy’s film debut in 2015 Holy launched at Sundance to international acclaim, winning several awards including Best Horror Film at the Empire Film Awards; Best Feature at the Fantastic Fest, Strasbourg; and won five awards including Best Director at the LA Scream Fest. Shortly after its release, Hardy was nominated for Best Debut Director at BIFA.

Hardy’s other specialty nun released in 2018 for New Line and Warner Bros. and became the highest-grossing film Magical franchise and the 11th highest-grossing horror film of all time. It grossed $365.6 million at the worldwide box office.

Hardy has directed several episodes of the Sky/AMC+ action crime saga gangs of london and became the series’ lead director and an executive producer, directing half the episodes in Season 1 and Season 2. He is represented by WME, UK Independent Talent Group, Range Media Partners and Felker Toczek Sudalson Abramson McGinnis Ryan LLP. ,

Bernier is an established genre screenwriter and film producer. He followed his work as a writer of 2022 halloween ends with several projects around town including Forest on hidden pictures, two cities on ITV the revenge with Mandeville Films at Universal, and hell cave In Realm Studio. He is represented by UTA, Silver Lake Entertainment and The Nord Group.

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