Zach Cregger’s Barbarian stood out in a year filled with inventive and intriguing horror films. It certainly divided many, but it also gained a lot of followers and, more significantly, it was a success. Therefore, it may not come as a surprise that his follow-up would spark a lot of curiosity. Weapons, the script in question, has recently been acquired by New Line.
The Hollywood Reporter describes the film as “an interrelated, multistory horror epic that tonally is in the vein of Magnolia”. yet much of it is intentionally mysterious.
Numerous studios vied to acquire the film, but New Line prevailed because, in addition to making a significant financial offer, it also promised Cregger the final cut and theatrical distribution.
“Zach proved with Barbarian that he can create a visceral theatrical experience for audiences and that he commands every tool in the filmmaker toolbelt,” said New Line’s president and CCO, Richard Brener, in a statement. “We couldn’t be happier that he chose New Line to be the home of his next film, and hope it is the first of many to come.”