Medient Studios has announced that its 15th feature production will be "The Damned." Written by Georgia-based writer Chad Darnell, "The Damned" is a possession horror film set in Savannah. It is anticipated that principal photography will begin in the third quarter of this year. "The Damned" showcases Savannah, purported to be the most haunted city in America. The company expects to hire much of the production crew from the local area. Medient Chairman Manu Kumaran stated, "We have lined up an exciting slate for the year. We wanted to kick off the slate with 'The Damned' to underline our commitment to creating a sustainable movie business in the region. The focus will continue to remain on local talent even as we scale up our operations." Medient Studios Inc. is an entertainment content creation company with a strong presence in North America, Europe and India. Medient's management team has about 150 years of experience in the motion picture industry and is responsible for producing and/or financing more than 250 movies. Medient is realigning the content creation process to enable efficiencies of scale and eliminate process waste by building a fully integrated movie and electronic game production facility as part of its Studioplex on a 1,550-acre property in Effingham County. Once operational, this production facility will be the largest of its kind in the United States.