Thomas Jane (The Punisher) will be starring in The Veil, a micro budget horror produced from Jason Blum‘s production company, Blumhouse.
At the moment details of the plot are sparse, but it as been speculated that found footage may play a key role in the film. Phil Joanou is on board to direct and Universal will distribute from its first-look deal with Blumhouse.
The film is being penned by Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911) and sees him teaming up again with Blum, for whom he wrote the upcoming horror pic Jessabelle. The story’s premise takes its influence from the real-world headlines of religious cults and mass suicides. With Veil, it begins 30 years ago, when members of a religious cult known as Heaven’s Veil take their own lives. The truth behind what really happened remains buried deep in the memory of the sole survivor, a five-year-old girl, who returns to the compound with a documentary crew as an adult. They soon discover something that is far more terrifying than anything they could have imagined.
The plan is to shoot in April, with Blum and Garant producing.