The director of a recent horror remake is boarding a new original horror film. Variety is reporting that Dennis Iliadis (The Last House on the Left) has signed on to direct Pay the Ghost.

Daniel Kay adapted the screenplay from the Tim Lebbon short story, which centers on a young boy who was kidnapped on Halloween night. A year later, the boy's parents start to sense his presence in horrifying ways and start a new search for the boy which uncovers some deadly secrets and an evil spirit in New York City.

The film is scheduled to start shooting sometime this summer.