The film adaptation of ‘First Blood’ author David Morrell’s novel of the same name marks the feature directorial debut of Marc Klasfield.
Morrell also authored “First Blood” -- the 1972 action-thriller novel that inspired the Sylvester Stallone-starring Rambo franchise. The big-screen version of “Creepers” will begin filming this summer in Bulgaria, with Marc Klasfield - a music video and commercial director making the leap to feature filmmaking - set to helm the project.
“I have waited decades to find the right feature film project to which I could truly dedicate myself,” Klasfield shared in a statement. “The passion I have found to make Creepers all it can be is extraordinary, and I honestly can’t wait for the world to see what we have in store.”
Creepers’ story centers on a group of urban explorers who set out to investigate an old and (seemingly) abandoned hotel, and encounter a deadly threat -- in the form of a group of rival explorers whose search for hidden treasure unleashes a malevolent supernatural entity. The film will blend horror, thriller, and supernatural elements. Casting is now underway, as the production team preps for a July 25 start date.
Schur, who serves as chairman and CEO of Suretone Pictures, added, “I am pleased to partner on this special film with Lionsgate. After a decade in development, we have arrived at our destination with a powerful script adapted from a timeless book and a gifted director leading the charge. We could not ask for a better partner in Lionsgate who share our passion and excitement to bring the world this amazing rollercoaster of a story.”