Lionsgate and Sobini Films have bought screenwriter Stephen Susco's spec script Sanctuary, based on the novel Bad Men written by John Connolly, according to Variety.

The supernatural thriller revolves around a mysterious woman who takes refuge on a haunted island off the Maine coast.

Mark Amin's Sobini Films has a first-look deal with Lionsgate.

Susco, who wrote The Grudge and The Grudge 2, also wrote Circle of Confusion's Red, set to start filming next month.