EXCLUSIVE: Germany-Benelux deal for new horror from Saw franchise writer.

London-based sales outfit Salt has inked a German-speaking Europe and Benelux deal with Splendid Film on their new horror-thriller The Neighbor, from well-known genre writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton.

Dunstan, who wrote Saw IV, V and VI with Melton and was director of The Collector and its sequel, The Collection (also both written by Melton), will direct.

Producers are Brett Forbes and Patrick Rizzotti of Fortress Features. WME handles North America.

Tom Rice and Ben Nearn from Sycamore Pictures will also be producing and arranging financing.

Set in New Mexico, the film follows a man who discovers the dark truth about his secretive neighbour and what, or who, he may be keeping in the cellar. Casting is underway.

Salt’s Viking epic Northmen - A Viking Saga is currently in production.