Joe Gangemi‘s screenplay is loosely based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe
Oren Peli ("Paranormal Activity") is developing the thriller "Eliza Graves" as a potential directing vehicle, the filmmaker's representation at CAA has confirmed to TheWrap.
Joe Gangemi's script follows a Harvard Medical School graduate who takes a job at an insane asylum, unaware that it has been taken over by its occupants.
Gibson's Icon Prods. is teaming on the long-gestating project with Sobini Films, whose Mark Amin, David Higgins and Cami Winikoff will produce with Gibson and his Icon partner Bruce Davey.
Poe projects seem to be in vogue at the moment, with James McTeigue preparing to direct FilmNation's loose adaptation of "The Raven," while just last year Josh Lucas starred in "Tell Tale," Michael Cuesta's adaptation of "The Tell-Tale Heart."
Peli, who just wrapped Paramount's upcoming alien thriller "Area 51," recently produced "Paranormal Activity 2" and James Wan's haunted house thriller "Insidious."