Slasher master Wes Craven will try to redeem himself for ruining Red Eye with that godawful finale by writing and directing a new horror pic for Rogue Pictures. He's signed a deal with them that gives him his own production company (Midnight Pictures) and a mandate for making horror films with below $15 million budgets.

Variety says the first new Craven movie made under that deal (though not from Midnight Pics) will be a supernatural thriller with a 16-year-old protagonist. As he did with Red Eye, Wes promises to continue moving away from his slasher roots and move instead in the direction of films like The Sixth Sense. Seriously, he actually said he was going to try and make movies like Sixth Sense: " it's more Sixth Sense than a slasher film," and he followed that statement up by indicating that he thinks this is the best way to get back to doing something original. "It's appalling to me that you have to go back to 1994 to find an original that I wrote and directed, so this is very important to me," he says. That 1994 movie was New Nightmare, and it's not exactly the sort of thing a good director would want to hang his hat on.

No word on exactly what the movie will be called, but hopefully Craven learned a few lessons fromRed Eye and won't slip back into cheesy Wes-the-slasher-king mode in the final act.

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