Stars Collective & Aja Team for feature adaptation of Mr. Thisforthat

As proven with The babadook, mom and Lights outSome horror shorts are great for the big screen, and now for Thomas Mendolia Mr. Thisforthat According to the deadline, Peter Luos Stars Collective has acquired the rights to the project.

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The short film, which debuted at Fantasia International Film Festival last year and was directed by Mendolia based on a script by Michael Karr, revolved around a young girl in a broken home who is visited by the mysterious creature in her closet that gives her the title offers everything it wants, but at an irreversible price.

Discovering great source material from talented young creators has been one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences for me, and one of the reasons Stars Collective has become such an important pillar of our work“Said Luo in a statement.” The broad commercial potential of this project is evident to us and the creative vision and tastes we share with Craig and Alex in terms of how to bring this to life are a perfect match. “

The full-length adaptation is expected to be written by Karr and again directed by Mendolia, who defied Karr’s script while attending the USC film program and successfully selected it for the Graduate 546 film class and was the youngest filmmaker to join the collective. Your project should be one of the first to be launched by the studio.

Alex Aja and I are always on the lookout for innovative horror stories with franchise opportunities that spawn iconic sinister characters who will haunt audiences’ dreams just as Freddy Kruger does for our generation“Executive producer Jake Wagner said in a statement.”With Mr. Thisforthat, Michael and Thomas invented a very unique dark lore that takes us back to our deepest fear and the consequences of our choices. We were super impressed with your proof of concept short!

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Mr. Thisforthat is to be produced by Alexandre Aja (The hills have eyes, crawl) on his Fire Ax Productions banner alongside Craig Flores (Creep, immortals) for his label Brad and Circuses Entertainment and Luo (Marshall, halfway there) while Wagner is bound to executing products.