Steven Quale to Direct Found-Footage Feature Category Six for New Line
Steven Quale has been hired to direct New Line Cinema’s Category Six. As reported by Deadline.com, the found-footage natural disaster movie, about high-schoolers documenting a massive hurricane, was picked up from writer John Swetnam back in October.
Quale, a visual effects protégé of James Cameron who was a second unit director on Avatar, recently made his directorial debut with Final Destination 5, the New Line 3D feature that received some of the better critical notices of the franchise and has grossed $158 million worldwide since its August release. The studio’s Walter Hamada and Dave Neustater, the executives behind Final Destination 5, also bought Category Six, and they moved fast to lock in Quale. Broken Road’s Todd Garner and Jeremy Stein are producing. Quale is represented by Gersh and Principato-Young.