A24 Lands Hot Package ‘Onslaught’ From ‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire’ Director Adam Wingard

EXCLUSIVE: Following a competitive auction that saw several studios chasing the package, A24 has landed the action thriller Onslaught with Adam Wingard on board to direct. The film is reuniting writers Wingard and Simon Barrett and returning to Wingard’s roots where they made a name for themselves with films like You’re Next and The Guest.

Aaron Ryder and Andrew Swett will produce under their Ryder Picture Company (RPC) banner alongside A24, Alexander Black for Lyrical Media, Wingard and Jeremy Platt under their new shingle Breakaway Civilization, and Simon Barrett. Lyrical’s Jon Rosenberg, Stuart Manashil and Natalie Sellers will serve as executive producers with A24.

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Plot details are being kept under wraps but the film is in the vein of Wingard and Barrett’s cult classics like The Guest and You’re Next. Lyrical Media and A24 will co-finance. A24 will handle worldwide releasing. Principal photography will begin in Fall 2024.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is on its way to becoming the #1 Monsterverse film both in the US and the world. Wingard repped by CAA, Grandview, and Yorn Levine Barnes Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner Endlich & Gellman

Lyrical Media and RPC previously collaborated on Hulu/Onyx’s 2023 release, Bruiser, which premiered at TIFF.

Lyrical Media is currently in post-production on Elevation from filmmaker George Nolfi, starring Anthony Mackie and Morena Baccarin. Lyrical Media’s debut film, the climate crisis epic How to Blow Up a Pipeline, premiered at TIFF in 2022 and was distributed by NEON in the U.S. Ryder Picture Company (RPC) recently produced Craig Gillespie’s dramedy Dumb Money, starring Paul Dano, Shailene Woodley, Seth Rogen, and America Ferrera.

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