Universal Plans a 'Grim Night' from Spec Script & Cool Teaser Trailer
After delivering the truly disturbing horror thriller The Strangers, director Bryan Bertino is teaming up with his Unbroken Films partner Adrienne Biddle as well as producer Marc Platt (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) to produce an original thriller called Grim Night. The original spec script picked up six figures against seven figures if the film gets made after an impressive teaser trailer (which you can see below) from writers Brandon Bestenheider and Allen Bey helped sell the story. There were six other studios interested in the script, but Universal was the fastest to offer up a deal for what looks to be a promising thriller. More below!
Here's the teaser trailer that helped sell the original spec script Grim Night (via Deadline):
The film is said to take place on a night that happens once a year across the world, where people lock themselves at home and fend off the senseless and random attacks by Grims. It definitely has the feel of District 9, but with creatures that aren't too different from the Dementors in the Harry Potter franchise. It's not clear if the story focuses on different groups of people around the world or only features one group of people in a certain location. Either way, this teaser trailer is a great set up for the world that the story exists in, and I'm anxious to see who they get to sit in the director's chair.