Guillermo del Toro is in negotiations to produce the horror feature “Mama” for Universal Pictures says Risky Biz Blog.
Andy and Barbara Muschietti are writing the English-language script based on their acclaimed Spanish-language short with Andy directing and Barbara producing. The Muschiettis are currently working on the script.
The plotline for the full feature is being kept under wraps, but the short centers on two girls, Victoria and Lily, who are on the run from a ghostly woman who appears to be their mother in a Gothic home.
If Del Toro signs on, the arrangement would be similar to his involvement in Juan Antonio Bayona’s well-received 2007 supernatural thriller “The Orphanage”.
Due to Del Toro’s commitment to “The Hobbit”, it’s quite possible “Mama” will also shoot in New Zealand to allow more involvement by the “Pan’s Labyrinth” filmmaker.