‘One Hour Photo’ Filmmaker Mark Romanek Directing Horror Movie ‘Mother Land’ for Lionsgate

We learned last summer that Lionsgate had picked up Kevin Coughlin & Ryan Grassby’s horror spec Mother Land, and today brings an exciting update on that project.

Deadline reports that Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo) will be directing the film!

“The thriller deals with a family that has been haunted by an evil spirit for years. Their safety and their surroundings come into question when one of the children questions if the evil is real.”

“To have Mark Romanek board this project says everything you need to know about the quality of this material and where we are taking it tonally and artistically,” said Erin Westerman, President of Production for the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group.

Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen (“Stranger Things”) are producing for 21 Laps.