Producer Joel Silver just made his first deal since leaving Warner Brothers earlier this year. He will produce a supernatural-action script entitled Sanctuary at Paramount Pictures.
Sanctuary is being described as a story about a young woman who is possessed by a powerful demonic force, and a cross between Wanted and Blade.
“[The woman] seeks refuge within The Sanctuary, a Vatican-run secret organization that teaches the possessed to channel their inner demon and use its power as a weapon against evil.
This sounds like an interesting twist. Instead of having exorcists deal with the demons (as is the norm), these possessed people will use the evil for good. Something might go horribly wrong, and we suppose that’s where the fun lies.
The script was written by Alan Trezza, and Andrew Rona will help Silver produce. Silver Pictures’ Alex Heineman will act as executive producer. There’s no word on who will be directing this film, but we hope it’s someone with a talent for horror.