Fans of director Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister) will be stoked to learn that Beware the Night, his Jerry Bruckheimer-produced supernatural thriller, is coming out almost a full six months early on July 2nd, 2014. Originally the film was pegged for January 2015, but it seems as though Screen Gems has high confidence that the piece can thrive in the more competitive summer environment. In short, they’re hoping it’s next year’s The Conjuring.
The film stars Eric Bana, Joel McHale, Sean Harris and Olivia Munn. It “centers around a New York street cop (Bana) who has put his faith in religion behind him but now finds himself targeted by the Devil in the form of possessed soldier (Harris).” Derrickson wrote the script with Paul Harris Boardman.
I spent some time on the set of the film over the summer and, while I can’t give any details for probably another 6 months, I’m very much looking forward to checking it out.