Weapons: New Line Nab’s Barbarian Director’s Next Horror Movie

After the critical and commercial success Barbarianactor-turned-filmmaker Zach Cregger has finally set up his next horror drama film titled Arms.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, New Line Cinema has successfully won the rights to the project in a bidding war against several competitors. The deal reportedly cost the studio around eight figures.

Arms is being written and directed by Zach Cregger. Further details about its story and characters are still being kept under wraps, but it is being described as “an interconnected horror epic with multiple stories” tonally compared to Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1999 film Magnolia. According to the outlet’s sources, the deal includes a guaranteed green light and theatrical release. If the horror film tests well enough, Cregger also gets control of the finale.

Arms will be produced by Cregger and Roy Lee for Vertigo Entertainment along with JD Lifshitz and Raphael Margules of Boulderlight Productions. Vertigo’s Miri Yoon has also signed on to produce.

Barbarian was Cregger’s feature film debut as director and writer. It starred Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgård, Justin Long, Matthew Patrick Davis, Richard Brake, Kurt Braunohler and Jaymes Butler. The film has grossed over $45 million worldwide against a reported budget of $4 million.

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