Just when you thought it was safe to rely on all your senses.
Your favorite identical twin Canadian creators of genre craziness, Jen and Sylvia Soska, have been picked to write, direct, and produce a brand new horror (franchise?) project.
Currently being called Unseen, the film will be an adaptation of the audio-only mobile horror/adventure game, BlindSide. Resulting from a Kickstarter campaign back in 2013, the game revolved around Case, an assistant professor who wakes up blind, to find his city destroyed and mysterious creatures devouring people. Playing as newly sightless Case, you’re trying to make your way through the darkness using only audio clues and directional sound in order to survive.
The new film will be a collaboration between the Soska Sisters [American Mary(2012), Rabid (2019)] and Radar Pictures. The Twisted Twins had this to say about the partnership:
“We have long admired Radar and the tremendous work they do as industry titans and innovators. We are very excited and honored to be partnering with this legendary team as they delve deeper into the horror genre and break new ground again. Unseen is a horror film experience completely unlike any other before it. This film will truly bring the fear of the unknown to life by putting the focus of storytelling on what you hear.”
According to the press release, Unseen will follow a Boston couple who wake up inexplicably blind and “in their efforts to find help, they stumble into a world that is menacingly different than the one they knew the night before.” Unsurprisingly, this menacing new world is full of hungry monsters who are perfectly happy living in the dark.
Executive producer Ted Field of Radar Pictures gave his take on the new project:
I enjoyed what the Soskas did with their twist on Cronenberg’s Rabid. Their work as writers and directors embraces classic genre elements and adds a fresh, visceral quality. I look forward to seeing what we create with Unseen.
Script development is currently underway. We’ll keep you posted with any new info we’re able to dig up!