American writer duo Carey and Chad Hayes, who worked on horror films such as The Conjuring and House of Wax, will consult the script of director Vikram Bhatt’s next feature film.
The horror film called The Cello is based on a story by the Saudi poet-songwriter Turki Al-Sheikh, who goes by the pseudonym Rozam.
According to Carey and Chad Hayes, following the massive success of James Wan’s director The Conjuring in 2013, they have had several opportunities to work with Hollywood’s best creators and are now looking forward to expanding “globally” with The Cello.
“Filmmaking is a collaborative process and working with the best is an honor. We are very excited about The Cello because not only does it “play” everything we love about this type of film, it also promises a breathtaking, terrifying story that will put even the bravest to the bone, ”said the brothers a statement.
The duo described Al-Sheikh and Bhatt as “incredibly creative and talented socialmediagossips” who put their heart and soul into making horror films.
Bhatt, known for directing films such as Raaz and 1920, said he joined Al-Sheikh because of her love for horror thrillers and decided to team up on this project.
“While Carey Hayes and Chad Hayes are working on the script based on a story by Turki Al-Sheikh, I will direct. We plan to shoot a large part of the film in Saudi Arabia. I’m particularly looking forward to exploring the virgin site of Al Ula, ”said the filmmaker.
The Cello is supported by Rozam and is due to be released later this year.