Even though ‘Darkness Falls’ ended up a piece of crap, director Jonathan Liebesman still showed that he had some real talent- especially in those opening moments of the film. Now he’s heading over to New Line Cinema to direct Dead Asleep, a realistic horror tale in the vein of ’28 Days Later.’ Read on for the story…
According to the Hollywood Reporter:
“Darkness Falls” helmer Jonathan Liebesman has closed a deal to direct “Dead Asleep” for New Line Cinema.
Penned by Carter Blanchard, the story centers on a small town that becomes infested with a species of killer bugs that come out at night. They burrow inside their victims’ bodies, killing people from the inside. It’s described as a realistic horror tale in the vein of “28 Days Later” and “The Hot Zone.”
Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson of ContraFilm will produce with Aaron Kaplan and Sean Perrone serving as executive producers. At the studio, Richard Brenner, Cale Boyter and Magnus Kim are overseeing. Liebesman is repped by Principato-Young Entertainment, CAA and attorney Karl Austen at Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum & Morris. He’s also attached to direct “Mile Zero” at Phoenix Pictures. Budgeted at $11 million, his “Darkness Falls” grossed about $50 million internationally after opening at No. 1 in the United States.