“THE SIGNAL” director to stage a supernatural “HEIST”
Dan Bush, one of the three directors of the indie breakout THE SIGNAL (pictured), is getting ready to start preproduction on a solo outing, a supernatural action thriller called THE HEIST.
Content has announced that it will be selling worldwide rights to THE HEIST at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival next month. Scripted by Bush and Conal Byrne, the movie will be produced by Culmination Productions’ Tom Butterfield and Redwire Pictures’ Luke Daniels, with Content’s Jamie Carmichael executive-producing. According to the official synopsis, THE HEIST “tells the story of the Dillon Brothers: Adam, ex-military, has just picked up his career criminal brother Isaac from prison when they learn that their troubled older brother Michael has burned down a warehouse owned by a notorious gangster. The brothers find themselves on the hook for an outrageous sum of money and have only two weeks to get it, or Michael will die. So with nowhere to turn, they decide to rob the town’s biggest bank. Then all hell breaks loose…”
“We are hoping to take this genre, turn it on its head and give the audience a shock along the way,” Butterfield says. Prep for the film begins this coming April; Content’s current slate also includes DARK SUMMER, from GRACE’s Paul Solet, and a horror film called THE DIABOLICAL starring Ali Larter from the FINAL DESTINATION and RESIDENT EVIL franchises.