Vampires Attack Theater in ‘The Night Projectionist’

Just a few weeks ago we told you that Ernie Barbarash (Cube Zero, They Wait) had been tapped to direct HYBRID, a comic adaptation that follows vacationing college students stalked by a mutant creature from the deep, for Studio 407 and Myraid Pictures. Today it was announced that they’ll be reteaming once again with an adaptation of a new vampire horror film entitled The Night Projectionist.
Myriad Pictures is reteaming with comicbook publisher Studio 407 to bring the horror series “The Night Projectionist” to the bigscreen.

“Projectionist” marks the second title produced under Studio 407’s first-look deal with Myriad — the first being the comicbook “Hybrid,” which is tentatively scheduled to begin production later this year.

The story takes place on Halloween Eve in a small-town movie theater, where an all-night Draculathon draws throngs of moviegoers who suddenly find themselves locked inside the theater, which is slowly filling with vampires. The plot reminds me of the classic Bava film DEMONS from 1985 – only with vampires.

Myriad’s recent credits include the Catherine Zeta-Jones starrer “Death Defying Acts” and the biopic “Kinsey.” The financing, production and foreign sales outfit has also enjoyed box-office success in the horror genre with such pics as “Jeepers Creepers 2.”

The first issue of “The Night Projectionist” miniseries will hit shelves in February.