The Man in the White Van will be co-written and directed by Siesta Key producer Warren Skeels, with Sharon Y. Cobb as co-writer. The film will be produced by Garrison Film Productions and Legion M. The film will start shooting in September and will be the first production from Garrison Film's new film financing arm.
The Man in the White Van is based on a true crime story about a man who begins stalking a susceptible young girl. According to the official description:
"Based on a true story set in the quaint family town of Brooksville, FL in 1974, the film is a true-crime, suspenseful thriller about an ominous white van that begins stalking a young girl prone to exaggeration. Her parents’ disbelief of her fear of being followed leads to a terrifying Halloween nightmare. The film explores the origins of the nefarious “white van” trope in popular culture and tracks the beginning of real-world serial killer Billy Mansfield Jr’s path of destruction in the 70’s."
“As soon as we heard director Warren Skeels’ vision for The Man in the White Van and read this suspenseful script, we were hooked.” said Paul Scanlan, Legion M CEO and co-founder. “Our community has been asking for true crime projects and we are beyond excited to be teaming up with Garrison to produce this chilling true crime thriller with a dream team of actors and creatives.”
"We are proud to be financing this feature film and to collaborate with an established production company like Legion M," said Garrison Film Productions' Gary Kompothecras. "We truly believe that this project is the example of the many films to come that are carefully designed to build maximum value for our shareholders."