PRODUCTION / FUNDING Germany
by Davide Abbatescianni
– Penned by Jon Davis and Sergio Pinheiro, the feature centres on a couple out house hunting, who get stuck inside a show house with a strange estate agent
Director Mukunda Michael Dewil
Writer-director Mukunda Michael Dewil is attached to a new project, a time-loop thriller titled Open House. Before working on this feature, Dewil directed The Drive-Thru Crematorium and The Immaculate Room, both released this year, as well as Vehicle 19 (2013) and Retribution (2011). Moreover, he recently wrapped production on another thriller, Collide, starring Ryan Phillippe, Kat Graham and Jim Gaffigan in the leading roles. The announcement was first reported by Variety.
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Developed and penned by Jon Davis and Sergio Pinheiro, Open House revolves around a couple out house hunting, who get stuck inside a show house with a strange estate agent.
The production marks the fourth collaboration between the helmer and producer Daniel Baur, who have already worked together on three pictures: Vehicle 19, The Immaculate Room and Collide. Commenting on the project, Baur said: “We have always been huge fans of time-loop films, from Groundhog Day to Palm Springs. Together with Mukunda, we are going to add another classic to this list with Open House.”
Germany’s K5 Media Group and Investment is producing. The outfit’s recent slate includes Łukasz Kośmicki’s spy flick The Coldest Game [+see also:
interview: Łukasz Kośmicki
film profile] (2019), starring Bill Pullman as fictional American chess player Joshua Mansky; The Immaculate Room; and Andrew Niccol’s sci-fi thriller Anon [+see also:
film profile] (2018), toplined by Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried.
Open House is in the process of casting, and the team will announce the cast in the coming weeks.
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