The actor’s production company Before The Door Pictures partners on the tale of secret mind-altering drug tests with Sunchaser Entertainment and German producer Christian Arnold-Beutel.

Blair Erickson wrote the screenplay and will make his feature directorial debut on the story about a female reporter who goes in search of a friend who went missing after taking part in secret government trials.

Sunchaser’s Stephanie Riggs and Before The Door Pictures’ Corey Moosa will produce, while Beutel will serve as executive producer along with Quinto and his associates Neal Dodson and Sean Akers.

Principal photography is set to begin in August in New Mexico.

“We’ve produced a movie about the financial crash [Sundance and Berlinale entry Margin Call] and an innovative, grounded romantic comedy [Periods, in post]. The Banshee Chapter is an opportunity for us to tackle another film with its roots in reality, but through the lens of horror.”

Manhattan-based Sunchaser is currently in post on documentary The Standbys.

Arnold-Beutel has served as executive producer on Sundance entry The Ledge, Ironclad, the upcoming Flypaper starring Patrick Dempsey and Ashley Judd and Super Hybrid with Oded Fehr.