EuropaCorp swoops on buzzed-about David Linde thriller.

Buzzed-about Naomi Watts thriller Shut In has been swooped on by EuropaCorp who will co-produce, fully finance and distribute the property developed and packaged by Lava Bear.

The film follows a woman and her son - who suffers from shut in syndrome - as they are stalked by an evil presence at their remote home.

EuropaCorp will release the film domestically through RED and launch sales at the AFM.

Two-time Oscar-nominee Watts will star in the thriler, which will be directed by Farren Blackburn from the Blacklist screenplay by Christina Hodson.

Principal photography will commence next year in Europe.

Tory Metzger, president of Lava Bear, is overseeing the production of the film for EuropaCorp/Lava Bear.

Blackburn is known for directing the television series The FadesLuther, and Doctor Who.