Alvarez & Raimi Plan Alien Invasion

Uruguayan filmmaker Fede Alvarez has signed a million dollar deal to make his directing debut on an alien invasion film for Ghost House Pictures reports Variety.

Alvarez helmed “Panic Attack” (“Ataque de panic”), a sub-$500 five-minute short about an apocalyptic robot attack which became an online video hit and was linked on Kanye West’s official blog.

He then pitched the alien invasion idea to Sam Raimi who’s Ghost House Pictures signed him up for a holding deal. A high-end screenwriter is being hired to turn the idea into a feature that if greenlit, Alvarez will direct and Raimi will produce.