After directing Last House on the Left, last year’s remake of the brutal 1972 Wes Craven film of the same name, it looks like director Dennis Iliadis takes a deep dive into Hollywood waters having three projects in development. The director will move into the realm of the supernatural as Variety has reported he has signed on to direct the thriller Pay the Ghost, a Dan Kay scripted adaptation of a short story from author Tim Lebbon which kicks off on Halloween night, when a couple’s son is mysteriously abducted.
This project is another new one leading the start of a new direction for Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, who previously developed more low key features like United 93 and Synecdoche, New York, but will start focusing on more commercial projects like their remake of Death at a Funeral.
Iliadis also is working on two other projects as well, “Birds” and “Cure” both thrillers.
The first project is a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 thriller about a flock of birds that take over a quiet Northern California town.
“Cure” is about a woman who arrives home after receiving experimental treatment for her terminal illness, only to discover she’s been infected with something more terrifying.
It seems that Iliadis – a native of Greece who came to Hollywood a few years ago – is taking over the thriller market in Hollywood.