Aaron Eckhart is to star in Incarnate, a new horror franchise starter from Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions. Blumhouse already have a number of successful horror films and franchises under their belt, including the Paranormal Activity series, Sinister, Insidious: Chapter Two, The Purge, The Lords of Salem and Dark Skies. The company are now looking for a new franchise starter, and it looks like Incarnate will be it.
Incarnate will go into production in November, with Eckhart starring, and The Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’s Brad Peyton directing. The script has been written by Ronnie Christensen (Dark Tide, Passengers).
An unconventional exorcist who can tap into the subconscious of the possessed meets his match when a 9-year-old boy is possessed by a demon from his past.
Blumhouse and IM Global will co-finance the film. Blum is producing, and Couper Samuelson exec producing with Michael Seitzman and Trevor Engelson. Foreign sales will be overseen by Cynthia Kim, who recently joined Blumhouse International as senior veep of International Sales and Distribution. Peyton, Stuart Ford and Charles Layton are also exec producers.