According to Variety, Screen Gems and Lakeshore have set Renny Harlin to direct supernatural thriller The Covenant. J.S. Cardone's script follows a mysterious stranger at an exclusive prep school.

Sebastian Stan, Steven Strait, Toby Hemingway and Chace Crawford star; production begins in Montreal Oct. 4.

Pic's produced by Lakeshore's Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi and marks the seventh collaboration between the producer-financier and Screen Gems. Other titles include the upcoming The Cave and Underworld: Evolution.

Cardone's Sandstorm Films is exec producing. Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper supervises the project.