Netflix has acquired the David Stieve horror-romantic comedy titled The Hills Have Eyes For You. The streaming service has set up the project after receiving the original script from writer David Stieve. Eli Craig, best known for his work on 2010’s Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, has been tapped to direct.
“This is a unique prey love story with genre-bending panics and a lot of laughs,” Craig said. “I think I’ll be in my part for this one.”
A remake directed by Alexandre Aja released in 2006. Plot details are mostly being kept undercover for the time being. There is also no word at casting at this time, nor is it clear how soon Netflix is expecting to begin production. As for David Stieve, this represents 1st sale to a major studio.
“The Hills Have Eyes For You is a fresh and fun love story set against the backdrop of an uplifted horror-comedy.”
For Netflix, this is probably going to be a drop in the bucket when it comes to the big picture. The streaming service is overpaying every company in Hollywood in the content game these days. They have had a lot of luck in the horror area in the past. This is just one of several projects that Eli Craig is developing at the moment. The filmmaker is also working on Corporate Retreat for Blumhouse Productions, as well as the wedding partly inspired bride and Groom, a disaster- comedy.
In an exclusive interview with Deadline, Eli Craig stated that he would be right in his part with The Hills Have Eyes For You due to its incredible uniqueness, panics, and laughs. Fans of the source material and Eli Craig’s cult success Tucker & Dale vs. Evil are bound to enjoy the upcoming Netflix original. As of this writing, there is no release date scheduled for The Hills Have Eyes For You.