A new feature film will be produced in Erie County this summer.

The production of "Unearth," which was officially announced Thursday, has been years in the making. The film has already attracted national and global interest.

It's centered around a desperate family who leases its farmland to a gas company, but relationships crumble and a menacing entity is revealed.

Marc Blucas, a Girard High School graduate, is the film's lead actor and producer. John C. Lyons is also involved as a director and producer.

This will be the first production at its level since "The Road" 10 years ago.

Local, private investors are making the film possible. The production will bring talent home, hire local and tap into the Film Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania and Greater Erie Film Office's growing resources, according to the staff behind the production.