Deadgirl writer Trent Haaga will make his feature directorial debut on the revenge thriller Chop.

Production consultant Nuclear Mango holds worldwide rights to the project and will commence talks with buyers at AFM. Production is set to begin on November 11 in Los Angeles.

Chop is in the vein of Oldboy and Fargo and centres on a seemingly innocent young couple forced by a psychotic stranger to confront their duplicitous past and will

Haaga optioned the script from co-writer Adam Minarovich, and polished it to be his first directing vehicle after working on 40 independent films as a writer, producer and/or actor.

Chad Ferrin and Jeff Hamilton are producing and the film will star Indian actress Tanishaa Mukherji and newcomer Billy Bakshi.