Lions Gate picks up The Burrowers

According to Variety, J.T. Petty is writing and directing "The Burrowers" for Lions Gate Films, with Blue Star producing. Horror film set in the Wild West is described as "Alien" meets "The Searchers," the 1956 John Wayne Western.

Blue Star's Jason Shuman and William Sherak produce. Lauren Kisilevsky, who brought the project to Blue Star, will co-produce. At Lions Gate, Peter Block and Alex Franklin are shepherding the project, which was brought to the company by John Hegeman.

"Burrowers" will be Petty's third feature as a writer-director, following "Soft for Digging," a Sundance cult horror pic, and "Mimic: Sentinel" for Dimension.

Source: Variety

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