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Blumhouse Buy Hotly-Tipped Spec The Invasion

Posted on: March 10th, 2018

There’s been no small amount of industry buzz recently for a spec script being shopped around by Verve and Industry Entertainment, entitled The Invasion. The script in fact, is said to have “major directors” eyeing it up. It was penned by John Swetnam and Harris Wilkinson, and supposedly centres around “a home invasion set during an alien invasion.”

The script which, according to Deadline, “wraps a ticking clock sci-fi premise with themes that include immigration,” went to auction, and was snapped up by none other than Blumhouse.

Head honcho Jason Blum will produce alongside Swetnam, while Wilkinson will serve as executive producer. Blumhouse VP of development Ryan Turek will co-produce. Blumhouse are wasting little time with this one, and production on The Invasion is expected to begin later this year.

Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)

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