According to Variety, Warner Bros. and Dark Castle, the Joel Silver/Robert Zemeckis horror shingle, have tapped James Cox (Wonderland) to helm supernatural thriller The Reaping.

The story, based on a spec by Brian Rousso and penned by the team of Chad & Carey Hayes, is centered on a woman who debunks religious phenomena coming to a small town.

"Joel and I were impressed with the sustained tension, look and compelling performances in 'Wonderland,' " Zemeckis said.

Silver and Zemeckis launched Dark Castle in 1999 and have produced Gothika, Ghost Ship, 13 Ghosts, The House on Haunted Hill and the upcoming House of Wax.

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