June 22, 2022

Kate Mara to Star in Supernatural Thriller Podcast 'Necropolis'

Kate Mara will topline "Necropolis," a scripted supernatural thriller podcast series from sci-fi and fantasy podcast studio Echoverse.

Mara ("A Teacher," "The Martian," "House of Cards") also will executive produce the audio drama, alongside Project X Entertainment's James Vanderbilt, William Sherak, Paul Neinstein and Nicole Tossou. "Necropolis" is adapted by Brian Miller ("Apollo 18") from his short story of the same name.

"Necropolis" follows Sarah Bishop (Mara) who, after a dishonorable discharge from the Army, moves with her two kids to a small California town to work as the deputy sheriff. Her hope for a peaceful new start is thwarted by a series of increasingly ominous supernatural phenomena that seem somehow connected to her personally — and begin to threaten the entire town.

Mara is no stranger to the audio milieu: She co-starred with Adam Scott in 2021 psychological thriller "Ghostwriter," a feature-length podcast from Audacy's Cadence13.

 "With the depth of Brian Miller's writing, Project X's premiere producing expertise, and Kate Mara's ability to inhabit complex and nuanced characters, we feel like we've found the perfect team to bring this chilling story to life," Echoverse president Mark Stern said.

"We're always looking for projects that are pushing boundaries and creating conversations," said Nicole Tossou, EVP of television at Project X. "It's been such a great collaborative experience with all of the partners involved and we couldn't think of a better home than Echoverse to tell this story."

Echoverse launched in May 2020 with Lloyd Braun's Whalerock Industries media and entertainment company. Echoverse has more than two dozen scripted and unscripted projects in various stages of development and production including "The Lesser Dead" starring Minnie Driver, Mike Mignola's "Grim Death and Bill the Electrocuted Criminal," and "The Doctor Is In" starring Alison Pill with Paul Feig's Powderkeg Media. The company is led by Stern, former president of original content at Syfy and Universal Cable Productions.

Founded in 2019, Project X Entertainment recently completed production on three feature films: "Scream" (Paramount Pictures), "Ambulance" (Universal) and "Bed Rest" (STX Entertainment). The company is currently in production for the sequel to 2022's "Scream" and on Netflix series "The Night Agent" with Shawn Ryan and director Seth Gordon. Project X also is developing "Bloom County" as an adult animation show for Fox based on the work comic artist=writer Berkeley Breathed.

June 14, 2023

Giancarlo Esposito Joins Radio Silence's Secret Monster Movie At Universal

Giancarlo Esposito has joined the cast of in Radio Silence's untitled monster thriller at Universal. He joins Melissa Barrera, Alisha Weir, Dan Stevens, Kevin Durand, Kathryn Newton, Angus Cloud and Will Catlett.

May 12, 2023

Radio Silence Universal Monster Thriller Adds Angus Cloud, Kathryn Newton & Will Catlett; Sets Spring 2024 Release

Kathryn Newton, Angus Cloud, and Will Catlett have been set for Universal Pictures' untitled monster thriller from Radio Silence. The pic has been set for an April 19, 2024 release.

March 14, 2023

What 'Scream VI' Producers Project X Believe Helped The Sequel Slay At The Box Office

If anyone still needed proof that the revival of the iconic Scream franchise was a great idea that audiences wanted, they should look at the sixth film's opening weekend box office.

 Scream VI grossed $44.5 million between Thursday's previews and Sunday night, a new high for the franchise and almost $15 million more than the previous film's January 2022 debut. An opening weekend box office result like that is more important now than ever.

February 17, 2023

Project X and Titmouse prep a book-based adaptation

EXCLUSIVE: The partners are developing an animated TV concept based on The Amazing Adventures of Aya & Pete.

February 8, 2023

'The Night Agent' Gets Netflix Premiere Date & First-Look Images

Netflix has set a March 23 premiere date for action thriller The Night Agent and released a slew of first-look images. See them below and watch a teaser above.