Originally announced back in 2020, audio adventure game BlindSide is now getting its own feature adaptation, with Jen & Sylvia Soska (American Mary, Rabid) writing and directing.
Film Mode Entertainment, The Soska Sisters, and Radar Pictures have officially announced that the adaptation is titled Unseen, and casting is underway. The film is produced by global powerhouse producer Ted Field whose impressive credits include a slew of global box office hits like Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Amityville Horror and the Jumanji franchise.
Film Mode Entertainment (FME) is teaming up with Jen and Sylvia Soska, aka “The Twisted Twins” again, after a successful run on the hit 2019 reimagined David Cronenberg horror film, Rabid, on Unseen, inspired by one of the world’s most innovative video games, BlindSide. FME has just boarded the project as worldwide sales agent for global rights to the film.
Film Mode Entertainment will be premiering a presentation reel at AFM, featuring never before seen interviews of the producers and filmmakers sharing their vision for the film along with candid insight into their inspiration and influences on Monday, October 31, 2022 at 5pm at Tunnel Post in Santa Monica, and will begin pre-sales at the market.
“Audiences have already shown enormous appetite for sensory deprivation thrillers; and Unseen is going to raise the bar even higher in this high concept and suspenseful story. With the phenomenal talent of the Soska Sisters at the helm and Ted Field guiding the team forward, we know have a hit on our hands. Not only are we thrilled and honored to be working with Ted, Sylvia and Jen, we just can’t wait for audiences to embrace this thillride as much as we have,” said Clay Epstein, President of Film Mode Entertainment.
Unseen is a psychological sci fi thriller that takes place in the 1970s about a Boston couple who wake up blind. They quickly discover that everyone around them have also been stricken blind and what’s worse is there is something else in the darkness with them. Their only hope is Ada, a blind woman who volunteered the day before for an experiment to allow her to see again in her dreams. They receive a panicked call — now she can see! She is at the university up the street, and they must find their way to her if they hope to survive this nightmare.
“As lifelong gamers, we have always wanted to have the opportunity to adapt a video game into a feature film experience. Breaking new ground by exploring a thriller narrative within science fiction has given us the ability to elevate our story like never before. We are excited for fans to see something completely new from us,” said The Soska Sisters, Jen and Sylvia.