First announced back in February, today the official details have been released for Elevator Men, a new thriller that follows a single mom in pursuit of Mr. Right who ends up meeting a horrific creature in human guise. The good news is that the project will take a “less romanticized” look at the human-vampire interactions depicted in such recent movies and series as Summit’s Twilight and HBO’s “True Blood.”
Summit Entertainment is in the process of scooping up former DreamWorks exec Marc Haimes’ original screenplay Elevator Men — the dark thriller will likely will change titles.
“It’s a reaction to all of these stories now — TV shows and movies — that play this kind of romantic, fantastical, sexy aspect of getting involved with monsters,” Haimes said. “This is the dark, sinister version of what really happens when you decide you’re going to get close to really bad things. That fantasy element is something I wanted to look at and play the exact opposite: the grim reality of bedding down with a monster.” The creatures play diabolical mind games with people, including one that involves an elevator, hence the title.
Sounds like a little Clive Barker Hellraiser going on in there. I’m quite excited to see what they turn out.