Former "Lost" co-showrunner Damon Lindelof is teaming up with Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions, the company behind "Get Out," for a political action thriller titled "The Hunt."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lindelof has co-written a script with Nick Cuse, the son of his fellow "Lost" showrunner Carlton Cuse. Craig Zobel ("Z for Zachariah") will direct and Blumhouse and Universal won the bidding war for the project.
Lindelof, Cuse, and Zobel are former collaborators on HBO's "The Leftovers." Lindelof created the show, Nick Cuse eventually became a writer on staff, and Zobel directed several episodes.
An insider told THR that "The Hunt" "takes its cues from the current political climate in America and aggressive nature of right versus the left — taking it to a more extreme, and violent, level."
Taking cues from the current political climate is right in Blumhouse's wheelhouse, as that kind of storytelling propelled "Get Out" to an Oscar nomination and a screenplay win for writer/director Jordan Peele. The production company is also known for taking low-budget films and turning them into box office successes.
Lindelof has mostly focused on television in the last few years, but he has many feature screenwriting credits including "World War Z" and "Prometheus."
He's also working on a "Watchmen" adaptation for HBO.