Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: James Wan, who co-created and directed the original Saw, has been set to direct Nightfall, the film adaptation of the graphic novel. The film is a coproduction between Scott Mitchell Rosenberg’s Platinum Studios and William Stuart’s Aurora Productions. The premise: a man is sentenced to time in a prison run by vampires. The graphic novel was published in 2007 and written and created by Scott O. Brown with art by Ferran Xalabarder. Wan will oversee the development of a script. His latest film, Insidious, plays in the Midnight Madness program at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival.

“The minute I heard the concept, I was in, Wan said. “Reading the graphic novel cemented that. Like Saw, it’s a simple concept that, if executed properly, will be so cool.”

Said Platinum’s Rosenberg: “James’ experience crafting the contained horror in Saw will be a big help in his informing the visual experience of Nightfall.”

Platinum Studios is currently in production on Cowboys and Aliens, the Jon Favreau-directed interplanetary shoot-em-up that stars Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford. They are in post production on the indie pic Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night. Both are based on Platinum graphic novels. Wan’s repped by Paradigm and Testro International.

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