Johnny Lin & Brian Oliver Prep Horror Film ‘Sacrifice’, Paul Johansson Directing
EXCLUSIVE: Filmula Entertainment’s Johnny Lin and New Republic Pictures’ Brian Oliver, who recently teamed to produce and finance the sci-fi thriller Rise, have reunited to produce the psychological horror Sacrifice. The screenplay is by Robert Tinnell and with Paul Johansson ( One Tree Hill, Atlas Shrugged: Part 1) on board to direct.
Story follows a priest who survives a botched exorcism and chases a possessed fellow priest to a mystical island off the coast of Ireland.
Additional producers on the project are Patrick Rizotti and Brett Forbes of Fortress Features. The film is currently in the casting phase with plans to shoot in Europe next year.
Lin and Oliver serve as executive producer and producer, respectively, on Universal’s crime thriller American Made, starring Tom Cruise, which bows this week. In addition, Lin owns the rights to action drama The Creed Of Violence, which the duo also will co-produce and release in 2018.