Scott Free, Focus Features International and Orchard Capital have set Stephen Fingleton to pen the sci-fi horror script "Fog" with plans to turn it into a $2 million feature. Ridley Scott will executive produce
The story deals with a family's battle against a supernatural higher intelligence during a trip to London. Fingleton is close to delivering a first draft for the project which aims to shoot in Northern Ireland in early 2014.
In other script news, Dimension Films has pre-emptively picked up Zak Olkewicz's horror thriller spec script "Ink and Bone".
The story concerns a female book editor who is assigned to help a reclusive horror writer finish his latest book only to discover the writer is being held prisoner in his home by everything he's ever written.