James Wan Chooses 'Hitman' Director to Take on 'House of Horror'
Though Hitman essentially became a slave to the trend of disappointments we've come to expect from video game adaptations, director Xavier Gens has a solid reputation in horror after helming the cringeworthy (in a good way) French film Frontiers. The director's post-apocalyptic thriller The Divide will hit theaters in January, but his next film will bring him back to the genre in which he's been most successful. Shock Til You Drop reports producer James Wan (the director of Saw and Insidious) has signed Gens to direct his new flick House of Horror, the first of a whole slate of horror films coming from Wan and Icon Entertainment.
Written by Max La Bella, the film is said to focus around a gruesome crime scene. Presented with a combination of found footage, interrogation video, news cameras and "classical cinematography, the film chronicles the aftermath of the massacre of five college student were were murdered inside of a decrepit, abandoned home. We don't want to spoil anything here, but there's a more detailed synopsis over at Shock Til You Drop if you want a little bit more of the story to get you interested. Frontiers was quite a bloody horror flick, so it'll be interesting to see how he fares with a film using found footage and such.