The Invitation was one of the coolest, and most surprising, horror movies of this year. So it should please everyone that director Karyn Kusama is set to return to the genre for her next project.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kusama is working on a new horror film for Fox, entitled Breed.
An adaptation of the novel of the same name by Chase Novak (pen name Scott Spencer), it follows a wealthy New York couple who turn to a controversial Eastern European fertility clinic to conceive when all conventional methods fail. Ten years later, the nightmarish side effects begin to manifest for—and in—the couple and their twin children.
The writing team of Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, who penned The Invitation, will re-team with Kusama for Breed. The two will also produce the flick alongside Scott Frank, who will be doing so under his new production deal with Fox.
Frank was hugely optimistic about the project, revealing in a statement on Monday:
“Breed was the first piece of material I acquired and was a complete no-brainer — falling right into the sweet spot of the work that I’m trying to do in my partnership with Fox. The fact that I also get to collaborate with the talented likes of Phil, Matt, and Karyn only makes an already exciting project even sweeter.”
Stay tuned to Wicked Horror for more on this story as it develops.