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Par Vantage is spilling ‘Ink’ for horror film spec

By Tatiana Siegel
April 20, 2007

Paramount Vantage is venturing into the world of horror.

The specialty division of Paramount Pictures has acquired Harris Wilkinson’s horror spec “Ink” for low- against mid-six figures.

Set in the world of tattoo artistry, the high-concept story line is being kept under wraps. But Vantage head of production and acquisitions Amy Israel promised an “original take on the horror genre (that) is hugely exciting.”

The script is out to directors.

Alan and Peter Rich (“Starsky & Hutch”) of Riche Prods. will produce in association with Mandalay Independent Pictures, which is headed by “Crash” producer Cathy Schulman.

Wilkinson, who most recently penned “Stir of Echoes: The Dead Speak” for Lionsgate, sold “Bone Canyon” to New Line Cinema and penned a rewrite of the thriller “Awake,” which is in development at Universal Pictures.

He is repped by Justin Silvera at New Wave Entertainment and attorney Rob Szymanski at Eclipse Law.