Jessica Alba is currently in talks to join Thomas Jane in an upcoming micro-budget horror film titled The Veil. Coming to us from Blumhouse Productions, the Phil Joanou-directed film will focus on Heaven’s Veil, a religious cult whose members suddenly take their own lives. The only survivor of the massacre is a five-year-old, who returns to the compound as an adult with a documentary crew (led by Alba’s character) intent on finding out what happened.
Scripted by Robert Ben Garant, who also wrote Jessabelle for Blum, and set to start shooting in April, The Veil will mark the second collaboration for Alba and the producer, as the actress also has a role in Blum’s upcoming thriller Stretch, with Patrick Wilson and Ed Helms.
For those who don’t know, Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions banner have been taking the horror world by storm over the past few years. The company is famed for making films on small budgets and having them go on to gross huge sums at the box office. Of course, some of their biggest hits have included the Paranormal Activity series, the Insidious films, Sinister and The Purge. They also have the upcoming Oculus, which releases in April and is receiving a ton of positive buzz.
With a whole slate of films currently in production, The Veil is just another project to add onto Blum’s ever-growing plate. According to IMDb, he has 14 films in the pipeline and several others complete and just awaiting release. That’s an awful lot to handle, but his track record has proven that he knows the genre well and knows what audiences want. The Veil sounds pretty intriguing and as long as it doesn’t turn into some recycled found-footage abomination, I think it has the potential to be another interesting entry into the genre from Blumhouse Productions.