Lionsgate Sets Up Three Micro-Budget Features

Lionsgate has launched a new initiative to generate films with budgets under $2 million and three have received the initial greenlight reports Variety.

“Wolf Creek” writer/director Greg Mclean will be behind the fact-based supernatural thriller “6 Miranda Drive” about a family that unwittingly brings a supernatural force home with them from vacation.

One is a Black List script by “Parks and Recreation” writer Alan Yang entitled “Gay Dude”. The coming of age raunchy comedy follows two best friends who vow to lose their virginity before graduating high school. One then reveals he’s gay.

Finally, “Hot Tub Time Machine” star Craig Robinson will play the Anti-Christ in “Rapturepalooza”. Chris Matheson wrote the script and Paul Middleditch will direct with shooting beginning this Spring.

The company hopes to ultimately generate up to ten films per year through this venture.