Mark and Jay Duplass, the brothers responsible for some very interesting cult films including Baghead, Cyrus and Jeff, Who Lives at Home, have made a deal with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions for distribution of their found footage horror called Peachfuzz.
Very little is known about the film at this time, but the Duplass Brothers have finished it, and Blumhouse Productions have acquired the rights to release it. The Brothers wrote and produced the film, leaving directing duties to Patrick Brice.
From the Press Release:
Park City, UT (January 17, 2013) – On the eve of the Sundance Film Festival, Blumhouse Productions announced that it has acquired the distribution rights to PEACHFUZZ in a preemptive bid and will serve as a partner on the film. A secret found footage horror film produced by Mark & Jay Duplass, PEACHFUZZ is directed by newcomer Patrick Brice and stars Mark Duplass. Jason Blum and Blumhouse will work with the Duplass brothers on the film, distribution and marketing.
PEACHFUZZ follows the story of a young man who answers a Craigslist ad and gets much more than he bargained for. Full details about the film are being kept under wraps and additional distribution information will be revealed at a later date.
“We’ve been wanting to do something with Jason and Blumhouse for awhile,” said Mark Duplass. “Our love for the absurd and uncomfortable combined with his horror experience is the exact fit we wanted for our vision for the found footage genre.”
Jason Blum, founder and CEO of Blumhouse said: “Mark, Jay and Patrick have put an exciting new spin on found footage horror and we look forward to working with them.”
The deal for the film was negotiated by Josh Braun from Submarine, who is also serving as an EP on the film.
Blumhouse’s next movie is the Scott Stewart directed Dark Skies for Alliance/Dimension which opens on February 22nd, 2013.