The Wonderfilm Media Corporation announced that “Amityville 1974” has been greenlit with filming to begin in November.
The film will deal with the real-life rampage murders that would become the background story for author Jay Anson’s 1977 bestseller “The Amityville Horror” and its many subsequent film adaptations.
Casey La Scala (“The Remaining”) will direct from a script he wrote which shifts the focus back to the traumatic murders – when Ronald DeFeo Jr. shot all six members of his family in a spree killing – that reputedly set the supernatural stage for the haunted-house legend.
Jeff Bowler, Todd Garner and Shaun Redick will produce. La Scala is also producing an adaptation of the inspirational book “Fly a Little Higher” with director Justin Baldoni helming it for Warner Bros. Pictures.