Universal has tapped Belgian helmer Erik Van Looy (The Memory of a Killer) to direct supernatural thriller Dream House, set up with Ehren Kruger and Daniel Bobker under their Bobker/Kruger banner.

The studio launched development of Dream House last summer via a preemptive deal for David Loucka's spec. Story centers on a man moving his family into what first appears to be an ideal country residence, followed by a series of ominous occurrences.