Our friends at Stage 13 (Warner Bros’ digital content platform) are partnering with THE CONJURING director James Wan to launch a hour competition series to find the next big horror filmmaker. From The Hollywood Reporter:
The series, which will consist of 13 episodes, will be executive produced by Wan and his Atomic Monster production company, along with production banner Magical Elves. The latter is known for its award-winning reality competition series such as Top Chef and Project Runway.
“I can’t wait to discover the next, new talent in horror,” said Wan in a statement. “This competition is an exciting opportunity for up-and-coming horror directors to get noticed by the industry and audiences alike.”
For the series, 13 filmmakers will be chosen by a panel of leading horror directors, producers, writers and executives, and presented with the challenge of creating the best, scariest short films possible. The winner will receive a once-in-a-lifetime development deal with New Line, often referred to as the House that Freddy Built, in reference to the A Nightmare on Elm Street horror franchise that launched the company into prominence years ago. Over the years, the company has produced scary movies ranging from the Final Destination series to the recent Stephen King adaptation, It.
The competition launches soon. For more info, click here.