Well, this is some absolutely fantastic news! Yes, as the headline suggests, Blumhouse has signed up Gigi Saul Guerrero.
Deadline broke the news, with Guerrero signings a first look film and TV deal with Jason Blum’s company. Guerrero has been writing and directing as far back as 2011, with her 2014 short El Gigante putting her on the radar of many a genre fan. More recently, Gigi has won plentiful praise for her directing work on Culture Shock for Into the Dark and has already helmed an upcoming episode of The Purge.
On this news, Jason Blum enthused, “Gigi’s collaborations with our television division have been so rewarding, that we were eager to make Blumhouse a home for her compelling and edgy storytelling in film, as well as TV.”
Guerrero herself added, “I still remember vividly, while studying in film school, being greatly inspired by Blumhouse and the provocative and unique stories they would create in the world of horror. They allow diverse and eager filmmakers like myself to live imagination to its fullest and provide an environment where I can bring my authenticity and life experiences to screen. Blumhouse has now only given me the opportunity to make my first feature, but the chance to discover what I’m capable of as a filmmaker. I am excited for what the future holds in this new and strong partnership. I’m incredibly thankful. Gracias!”
For longstanding fans of Gigi Saul Guerrero, this is some utterly brilliant news as one of the genre’s most impressive rising stars gets the chance to play with the tools in the Blumhouse funhouse.