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“BIRD BOX” and “ARRIVAL” scripter enters “MORGUE” for Paramount

Friday, January 17, 2020 | News


Genre-specialist screenwriter Eric Heisserer is producing the supernatural thriller under his Chronology banner.

Deadline reports that Paramount/Chronology’s MORGUE is an English-language reimagining of the Paraguayan film of the same title (pictured), which was a hit in its native country this past August. The original, based partially on true events, was written, produced and directed by Hugo Cardozo, who will executive-produce the American update with his producing partner Guido Rud. The synopsis: “After hitting someone with his car and fleeing the scene, a freelance security guard is assigned to cover a night shift at the hospital, where he discovers the body of his victim in the morgue. As the night progresses, he is tormented by his guilt…or something more sinister.” In addition to ARRIVAL (for which he was Oscar-nominated) and Netflix’s hit BIRD BOX, Heisserer’s credits include LIGHTS OUT and the March release BLOODSHOT, and he’s executive producer and showrunner on Netflix’s upcoming SHADOW AND BONE series.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).