K5 International’s Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur have closed a deal to finance and produce SE7EN screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker’s Psycho Killer, a serial-killer thriller int he style of David Fincher’s 1995 classic and global box office smash. Story follows a nameless murderer, wearing a nightmarish mask, who stalks his way across the United States, leaving a long trail of random victims left in bloody tribute to Satan.
A chance encounter with a highway patrolman on a Kansas highway ends tragically. But this time there is a witness — the patrolman’s pregnant wife Jane, a fellow police officer — who sets out on a relentless chase to stop the murderer.
“Andrew’s pedigree as a writer is unparalleled for this kind of nail-biting thriller,” say K5’s Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur. “Psycho Killer recalls the great villains of our nightmares, from Hannibal Lecter to Jason but also compels and gives us a sense of awe at his sheer power.”
Directing is Gavin Polone, who directed six episodes of Twisted for ABC Family, which he also executive produced. The film is produced by Matt Berenson (A Place Beyond the Pines and upcoming horror film The Boy with Lakeshore/STX. Walker who was nominated for a BAFTA and won numerous awards for the screenplay of SE7EN, whig grossed more than $350 million worldwide on its release in 1995.