Envision Media Arts has secured the rights to Keith Ray Putman’s action-horror spec script “Red Ice,” TheWrap has learned.
“Red Ice” follows a trucker hauling emergency supplies across the frozen waterways of arctic Canada who must survive an onslaught of mysterious, man-eating creatures.
“The ice roads have always been an intriguing, dangerous setting,” said EMA president David Buelow. “Keith’s script puts a very visceral, smart spin on the genre.”
A graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Putman has worked as writer and director on independent films, industrials and web commercials. His award-winning short, “double,” began its festival run at Cannes and finished at the Newport Beach Film Festival. “Red Ice” is his first spec to be picked up by a studio-based production company.
Putman also recently completed “Malicious,” a haunted house movie for the digital age that is in development at Sycamore Pictures (“The Way Way Back”). He’s represented by Chris Sablan at Original Artists.
David Buelow and David Tish negotiated the deal on behalf of EMA.