With TV series’ American Horror Story: Coven and the upcoming Salem, plus Rob Zombies Lords of Salem last year, witches are big business again in the world of horror. Now Harvey Weinstein’s Dimension Films are getting in on the action with a new horror that will “terrify audiences in a way they have never seen before”.
Titled The Witches Ballroom, the film is written by Ray Wright (The Crazies remake, Pulse remake, Cae 39).
The Press Release:
Dimension Films announced today that they have preemptively purchased THE WITCHES’ BALLROOM, a pitch by Ray Wright. Wright previously wrote THE CRAZIES, and his last spec script, THE WIDOW, was recently sold to Vendome.
THE WITCHES’ BALLROOM will be produced by Shawn Levy and Dan Levine at 21 Laps. The logline is currently being kept under wraps.
“I’ve been a huge fan of Ray Wright for a very long time now, and we’ve been trying to find something to collaborate on. THE WITCHES’ BALLROOM is going to terrify audiences in a way they’ve never seen before,” said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company.
“It’s exciting when an original idea takes off, particularly psychological horror, which is such a visceral thrill to write. Dimension is the perfect home for it,” said Ray Wright.