James Wan Directing Adaptation of Graphic Novel 'Nightfall'
Whether you love it or hate it, you have to admit that James Wan has been considerably successful after co-creating and directing the original Saw film. Though he only directed the first one, as an exec producer he still shares in the franchise's success and has turned that into a career allowing him to direct films like Death Sentence and the upcoming Insidious, which will be featured at TIFF next month. Now Deadline has heard that Wan is set to direct an adaptation of the graphic novel Nightfall, which follows a man who is sentenced to spend time in a prison run by vampires. Sounds intriguing, but do we need more vampires?
More specifically, the story sees right-wing survivalist David Paxton being sent to a tough Texas prison, but he has no idea that it's secretly run by vampires that use the inmates to feed on. Now, Paxton's one hope of escape is a desperate prison riot and an uneasy alliance with a ruthless killer named Robbart. The storyline certainly helps me slightly to get over the fact that yet another vampire centric story is being developed, but I'm still not completely sold. Wan on the other hand has been invested from the start. The filmmaker said: "The minute I heard the concept, I was in. Reading the graphic novel cemented that. Like Saw, it’s a simple concept that, if executed properly, will be so cool." I certainly hope so. That's an image of the comic above.
Platinum Studios is on the verge of making quite a name for themselves since one of their other comic book properties, Cowboys & Aliens, garnered significant buzz after Comic-Con last month. That flick is certainly on my list of most anticipated films in the future, and if Nightfall is half as cool as Cowboys & Aliens looks, then I think we'll be in for a treat. We'll keep you updated on the project. What do you guys think of it?