French filmmaker Alexandre Aja (“Piranha 3D”, “The Hills Have Eyes”, “Crawl”) will direct the horror film “Elijah” for Disney’s Searchlight Pictures.
Cory Goodman (“The Last Witch Hunter”) sold the original pitch to the studio before the director was attached. Aja and Gregory Levasseur (“Mirrors”) will rewrite the script.
Per Deadline, the pic “follows a young boy who invites a mysterious man into his home, believing the stranger to be the key to saving his sick mother. As increasingly disturbing things start to happen around his home, the boy soon realizes that the sinister stranger is not the savior he claims to be.”
David Goyer and Keith Levine of Phantom Four and Adam Goldworm of Aperture Entertainment produce.