Horror master James Wan came up with the idea for the upcoming thriller Smart House. The movie will be directed by horror director Alexandre Aja.
James Wan will be producing the thriller Smart House, based on his own idea. Obviously, most horror fans know James Wan from Saw, The Conjuring and Insidious among other horror hits. He is arguably one of the biggest horror directors of our time.
Director of the movie will be another horror icon; French horror director Alexandre Aja. You probably know him for horror movies such as Haute Tension, Piranha 3D, Horns and The Hills Have Eyes.
Also, we know that the script will be written by Brad Keene (The Grudge 3, The Gravedancers). In other words, the horror is strong with this production.
Smart House is a thriller about a family in the witness protection program. To best protect them, they’re placed in the custody of a state of the art, autonomous “smart house”. When assassins manage to locate the family, the house goes into a lethal defense mode.
Lionsgate has acquired the rights for the movie, which indicates a wide release. Lionsgate president of acquisitions and co-productions, Jason Constantine, says:
“We are delighted that Smart House brings James Wan and Alex Aja back to Lionsgate for this cool, of-the-moment thriller.
We had the privilege of being involved with James’ directorial debut with Saw and with Alex on one of his earlier films, High Tension. The idea of combining their talents into one project, for the first time, is exciting for us and genre fans everywhere.”
There’s no release date on Smart House yet. Naturally, we’ll keep you updated on any news.