John Ridley to Write and Direct Public Housing Paranormal Film for Blumhouse

John Ridley to Write and Direct Public Housing Paranormal Film for Blumhouse
Academy Award Winner John Ridley is set to write and direct an untitled paranormal project for Blumhouse based on the recently published article Project Poltergeist. The article is based on true events that terrified a young boy in 1960s New Jersey and the first alleged haunting in a public housing project. Blumhouse announced the film adaptation Thursday as part of its inaugural BlumFest.

Blumhouse recently acquired the rights to develop a feature film for Truly*Adventurous’ “Project Poltergeist” article, which was written by Saleah Blancaflor.

“This is an incredible true-life narrative of a young man dealing with horrors – both paranormal and racially systemic — in a community that is scarred by hate, yet ultimately brought together by hope,” says Ridley in a statement to TheWrap. “I really appreciate Blumhouse’s commitment to telling stories that seek to entertain audiences even as it challenges them.”

“The best scary movies are always based on a real event,
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