Directors: Alvarez, Fickman, Beckstead, Booth

“Evil Dead” remake director Fede Alvarez has sold the sci-fi action pitch “Machina” to MRC. Rodo Sayagues will co-write the script, while Alvarez is also attached to direct. [Source: Heat Vision]

The Exes
Andy Fickman is on board to direct the romantic comedy “The Exes” for CBS Films. Kelly Bowe adapted the script from Jane Moore’s novel.

The story follows a groom’s ex-girfriend, who reluctantly agrees to attend his destination wedding for closure and for friendship – only to find herself trapped with all of the exes. [Source: Variety]

Black Friday
Darin Beckstead is attached to direct the holiday action thriller “Black Friday” for Mammo Media and Zero Gravity. Damon Lane and Jeffrey Belkin are producing.

John Sullivan penned the script about a man’s fiancee who is kidnapped inside a giant mall on the busiest shopping day of the year, and he is forced to perform a series of dangerous tasks to save her. [Source: Deadline]

The Scarehouse
Gavin Michael Booth has co-written and is set to direct the thriller “The Scarehouse” for D Films. Pre-production begins in a few weeks in Windsor, Canada.

The story follows six sorority sisters in a Halloween funhouse who must face their past. A Q1 2014 theatrical release is planned. [Source: Screen Daily]