Oren Peli Directs Poe-Inspired “Eliza Graves”

Oren Peli (“Paranormal Activity”) has signed on to direct “Eliza Graves” for Sobini Films and Icon Productions reports Variety.

Loosely based on a short story by Edgar Allen Poe, the story centers on a Harvard Medical School graduate who takes a job at an insane asylum unaware it has been taken over by its occupants.

Joe Gangemi penned the screenplay for the long-gestating feature which has had various major names attached to it over the past decade including Jodie Foster, Ian McKellan and Natalie Portman.

Mark Amin, David Higgins, Cami Winikoff, Bruce Davey and Mel Gibson are producing.