With American Horror Story DOP Michael Goi attached to direct, The Elevator Game is to shoot in Manitoba, Canada this summer as a Fearworks production in association with AMP International and Buffalo Gal Pictures.
The supernatural horror, based on the eponymous online phenomenon, will follow Dale, a socially awkward teenager who discovers that the night his sister disappeared she had just played The Elevator Game. The ritual is conducted in an elevator, in which players attempt to travel to another dimension using a set of rules that can be found online. Ignoring the many online warnings, Dale resolves to follow and find her. But he discovers that the warnings are there for a reason and ‘The Woman On The 5th Floor’ is not what she seems.
Producers are Fearworks’ Ed Elbert (Anna And The King) and Stefan Brunner (Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance). Travis Seppala (Captive) wrote the script. Cast has yet to be set.
AMP, which last year handled horrors The Wretched and Sundance Midnight Movie Amulet, is handling world sales and we hear the firm is already getting interest ahead of this year’s virtual EFM, including from streamers. Executive producers are James Norrie and Inderpal Singh of AMP International and Kevin Hicks.
The Elevator Game marks the first feature for Fearworks, a new venture formed by Brunner and Elbert with a focus on genre film and TV projects.