Not to be confused with the show “Grimm” that’s over covered on other sites, German helmer Dennis Gansel is in negotiations to make his U.S. directorial debut on Grim Night for Universal, says Variety.
The pic is based on the original screenplay and short film by Brandon Bestenheider and Allen Bey. The film is set in a world where people lock themselves indoors one night a year for fear of random attacks from creatures known as the Grims. In the film the Grim Reapers come to Earth to collect souls. The previously released video promo teases the loss of over 90,000 people thus far.
Marc Platt will produce alongside Adrienne Biddle and Bryan Bertino (The Strangers) of Unbroken Films. Anikah McLaren, Universal’s director of development, will oversee the project for the studio.
Universal paid in the high six figures for the pitch last fall, and the project is a high priority for the studio, which sees it as a potential franchise.
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