German director Dennis Gansel has already made his mark on the world cinema circuit with his films The Wave and vampire horror We Are The Night. However, it seems the director is about to land himself his first big US debut courtesy of Universal.
Grim Night appears to be a wonderfully original and creepy as Hell film that Universal might be planning to turn into a franchise. Gansel is currently in negotiations with Universal to direct the first film, and a trailer for the proposed horror has also been revealed, and the trailer is quite brilliant. It is highly original, and full of surprises and a terrific style that cries out for a superb horror that right now I cannot wait for!
The pic is based on the original screenplay and short film by Brandon Bestenheider and Allen Bey. The film is set in a world where people lock themselves indoors one night a year for fear of random attacks from creatures known as the Grims. In the film the Grim Reapers come to Earth to collect souls.
Marc Platt will produce alongside Adrienne Biddle and Bryan Bertino (The Strangers) of Unbroken Films. Anikah McLaren, Universal’s director of development, will oversee the project for the studio.
By Matt Wavish