MGM TO DELIVER US SUCCUBUS
Variety reports that MGM has tapped thesps-turned-scribes Mark Famiglietti and Lane Garrison to pen horror comedy 'Succubus,' based on an idea by 'Daredevil' director Mark Steven Johnson.
Project's launching point is the legend of a cult of female demons, called succubae, who use their supermodel looks to seduce and steal men's souls to rule the planet.
Story concerns two twentysomething best friends, one a ladies man, the other a nerd, whose lives are turned upside down when the nerd miraculously starts dating a supermodel. When the handsome friend discovers the supermodel is actually a succubus, he takes action and attempts to bring down the race of beautiful but evil succubae.
Johnson is on board to produce 'Succubus' and may direct the film once he completes the comicbook actioner 'Ghost Rider,' starring Nicolas Cage.
Horseshoe Bay partner Gary Foster also will produce 'Succubus.'
Erik Baiers and Toby Jaffe will shepherd the project at the Lion.
'Succubus' marks the second deal for Famiglietti and Garrison, who set up their first pic, romantic comedy 'Chasing Fate,' at Maverick Films last year.
Courtesy of Variety