Lionsgate and Suretone Co-Financing ‘Creepers’ Horror Film – Deadline

Suretone Pictures and Lionsgate are co-financing the adventure/horror film Climbers, based on the best-selling book of the same name by David Morrell. The shooting of the film is scheduled for July 25 under the direction of Marc Klasfeld.

Morell is renowned for first blood and other books that have been adapted into the films that make up the Sylvester Stallone Rambo franchise.

Lions Gate

Climbers is the story of a group of young urban explorers who plan to investigate an old, closed and seemingly abandoned hotel, only to encounter danger at every turn in the form of a competing group of hostile urban explorers seeking to find a legendary hidden treasure as well as a supernatural being that is wreaking havoc on everyone. Climbers is currently cast by veteran casting directors Mary Vernieu and Raylin Sabo.

Suretone

Jordan Schur, President and CEO of Suretone Pictures, said, “I am thrilled to partner with Lionsgate on this special film. After a decade of development, we’ve arrived with a powerful storyline adapted from a timeless book and a gifted director leading the charge. We couldn’t ask for a better partner at Lionsgate who shares our passion and enthusiasm for bringing this incredible roller coaster of a story to the world.

Jordan Schur

Jordan Schur
Jordan Schur

Eda Kowan, Executive Vice President of Acquisitions at Lionsgate, said, “We are thrilled to be working with Jordan and the Suretone team with Marc Klasfeld to bring this supernatural adventure thriller to audiences around the world.”

Schur’s Suretone Pictures also has the comedy revenge wedding in development with Lionsgate. Schur also produced the child, distributed by Lionsgate and starring Ethan Hawke, Dane DeHaan, Jake Schur, Vincent D’Onofrio and Chris Pratt. Previous films produced by Schur include Rock with Robert De Niro, Edward Norton and Milla Jovovich; Henry’s crime with Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga and James Caan; and Pawnbroker Chronicles with Paul Walker, Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser and Elijah Wood. Schur is a founding partner of Mimran Schur Pictures which has partnered with Lionsgate on past films Warrior with Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, who landed an Oscar nomination for Nick Nolte, and rapturepalooza with Anna Kendrick, Craig Robinson. Plus, they were behind the Sony Pictures comedy Holmes and Watson with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly.

Klasfeld said, “I waited decades to find the right feature film project that I could really focus on. The passion that I found to do Climbers whatever it may be is extraordinary, and honestly, I can’t wait for the world to see what we have in store.

Klasfeld makes his directorial debut on Climbers after making several music videos for artists such as Lady Gaga, Jay Z, Prince, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Eminem, Katy Perry, Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, Shakira, Justin Beiber, Machine Gun Kelly, Aerosmith and Red Hot Chili Peppers between others. Klasfeld has also worked with major brands such as Nike, Target, Hummer, Microsoft, Walmart, Verizon, McDonalds, Smirnoff, Mattel, Disney, NFL, NBA, Reebok, Motorola, among others. He shot the fifth most viewed video on YouTube at 5.5 billion views with “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth.

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