Fast X and Transporter filmmaker Louis Leterrier has been tapped to direct and produce the sci-fi horror film 11817, based on a script by Matthew Robinson (The Invention of Lying, Love and Monsters, the upcoming Star Wars: Rogue Squadron).

In 11817, inexplicable forces trap a family of four inside their house indefinitely. As both modern luxuries and life-or-death essentials begin to run out, the family must learn how to be resourceful to survive and outsmart who – or what – is keeping them trapped.

“Directing projects where the audience gets behind the characters has always been my focus. However complex, flawed, heroic, we identify with them as we live through their journey. It’s what excites me about 11817’s wholly original concept and the family at the heart of our story. This is an experience that movie audiences won’t forget,” Leterrier wrote in a statement.

Leterrier is also known for his work on big-budget action fare like Clash of the Titans, Universal’s The Incredible Hulk, Now You See Me, and has directed several episodes of the series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

Leterrier will share producer credits on 11817 with Thomas Benski, Omar Sy, Lars Sylvest, Kori Adelson, Oly Obst, Thorsten Schumacher and Joe Neurauter. Cecile Gaget is an executive producer. The film is being shopped at Cannes Film Festival.

Header image courtesy of Gage Skidmore

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