Caliber Media Co., Sundial Pictures and Preferred Content have started production on the talked-about thriller script, Dark Was the Night with lensing taking place this coming Sunday, February 19th.
Kevin Durand (Real Steel, Robin Hood) and Lukas Haas (Contraband, Inception) will star in and battle with a never-before-seen monster in director Jack Heller‘s upcoming horror feature. The script, from Tyler Hisel, appeared on the 2009 Black List of best un-produced scripts, a rarity for the monster genre, under the title “The Trees”.
“ ‘Dark Was the Night’ centers on the isolated town of Maiden Woods, where a nearby logging company has disrupted the balance of the life in the woods. From the frozen forest, an evil will emerge and threaten the local citizens; their only hope being the local Sheriff and his trusted Deputy.”
Rounding out the cast are Sabina Gadecki, Heath Freeman and Nick Damici (Stake Land).
“Respectful to the success of vampire and zombie movies, we were immediately attracted to Tyler’s all-new monster mythology,” said producer Dallas Sonnier.