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Raimi's Ghost House gets a Panic Attack! director

Posted by Patrick Sauriol on Monday, November 30, 2009

Uraguayan filmmaker Fede Alvarez just signed a deal to direct a movie about an alien attack on Earth for Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures. What elevates this story beyond the usual guy-makes-good tale is that Alvarez whipped up Hollywood's interest in him by creating a five-minute short film, which got him representation and the chance to take meetings around town. That led to the Ghost House deal. And somewhere in the distance Peter Jackson and Neil Blomkamp shout out to the heavens, "Been there, done that."

Alvarez's film that got people talking is called Panic Attack! The comparison to District 9's Blomkamp comes from the inginuity displayed in the creation of Panic Attack!: Alvarez made all of its spectacle for about $500 dollars. I don't even think that Blomkamp's Alive in Joburg, the short film that seeded the idea for District 9, could say it was made for that kind of savings.

Ghost House will now scout a writer to pen the screenplay from Alvarez's idea. Want to see Panic Attack!? Of course you do. Who doesn't appreciate giant robots blowing up a city? Insurance agents, that's who.

 

-The Hollywood Reporter.
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DAMN that looks cool... really good for $500.00!!!