It’s Going To Be A ‘Grim Night’ For German Director

Grim-Night

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.

 
  • ThunderDragoon

    I’ve been wondering what’s been going on with this. I still can’t wait to see it. It sounds so good.

  • WalkingDeadGuy

    Yes. This looks very original.

  • djblack1313

    i just realized Dennis Gansel also directed & co-wrote the fun, great female vampire movie WE ARE THE NIGHT. i’m now majorly interested this 2nd movie from Dennis (GRIMM NIGHT)!! i loved WE ARE THE NIGHT.

  • but-sir-the-piranha

    sounds like it has potential.