Joel Silver sets up Sanctuary with Paramount

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In his first deal since leaving Warner Bros, Joel Silver (“Speed Racer”, “House of Wax”, “Lethal Weapon”) has set up a new supernatural-action film with Paramount.

“Sanctuary”, says Deadline, “focuses on a young woman who is possessed by a powerful demonic force. She seeks refuge within The Sanctuary, a Vatican-run secret organization that teaches the possessed to channel their inner demon and use its power as a weapon against evil.”

Alan Trezza wrote the script for the film, which Silver and long-time partner Andrew Rona will produce.