Although no details have been revealed about the plot, Beacon Pictures has tapped Adam Ripp and Steven Wolfson to write the screenplay for Serial for producers Charlie Lyons of Beacon and Arnold Rifkin of Cheyenne Entertainment for a low-six figure, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Ripp also will direct the film, which is described as a psychological horror thriller.
The project was brought to Elsie Choi at Cheyenne by James Choi of Karma Entertainment. Lyons and Rifkin will produce, with Sheldon Brigman, Bill Vergos and James Choi serving as co-producers. Ripp and Wolfson wrote "Gang Tapes" for Lions Gate, which Ripp helmed. "Serial" is said to be a psychological thriller along the lines of "Saw".