As horror films continue to dominate the fall box office, production/management company Anonymous Content has teamed up with Eat the Cat, the banner run by Nick Antosca, the series’ prolific creator and showrunner. behind The act and A family friend, and his partner Alex Hedlund, in a new joint venture to make horror and genre films.
With a plan to leverage the creative and production resources of Anonymous and Eat the Cat, the partnership, titled Anonymous Cat, will focus on the development and production of what it calls premium, food-focused dishes. filmmakers in scary space.
Robert Walak and Alisa Tager, presidents of AC Studios, the independent film and television production studio that resides inside Anonymous, will oversee the joint venture with Garrett Kemble, Ryan Schwartz and Anonymous CEO Dawn Olmstead in alongside Cat’s Antosca and Hedlund.
The company takes off with three projects “The basement, soon you’ll be gone, and I’m behind you — already in active development.
“We are thrilled to partner with the team at Eat the Cat to push the boundaries of horror and genre content through our shared commitment to filmmaker-driven storytelling,” said the AC Chairs. Studios, Walak and Tager, in a statement. “This is a new space for Anonymous and we have the best partners in Nick and Alex to create truly subversive, unnerving, sharp and gripping films that engage you and challenge your expectations. With these first three excellent films, we we’re excited to get started.”
Basement is a new original screenplay by Chris Peckover and Zachary Donohue. Peckover, who directed the 2016 Christmas horror thriller Better be careful, is also attached to direct. The Project is a coming-of-age story about a group of teenagers who accidentally trap a vampire and must decide what to do with their dangerous captive.
Soon you will be gone is based on a short story by Antosca. Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, who worked on the recent hellraiser remake, will write the screenplay with Egor Abramenko, who directed the 2020 Russian sci-fi horror film Sputnik, attached to lead. The project is a mix of horror and sci-fi with secret story details. Adam Hendricks and Greg Gilreath of Divide/Conquer (Revenge) will also produce.
I’m behind you is based on a novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, the author of an ever-remade vampire classic Leave the one on the right in. It follows a group of disparate families at a campsite who wake up to find that the world around them has disappeared. A search for a director is coming to an end.
AC Studios is currently in production on Enemya Garth Davis thriller starring Saoirse Ronan, the limited series adaptation of East of Eden with Zoe Kazan set to adapt and starring Florence Pugh, and is in pre-production on a series version of bandits of time by Taika Waititi and starring Lisa Kudrow. The brand is also one of the companies involved in Shantaramthe drama starring Charlie Hunnam that aired on Apple TV+ a week ago.
Eat the Cat, meanwhile, basks in the blood dripping on chuckythe popular series based on the Child’s play horror films. The second season is currently airing on Syfy and USA Network.