Saw co-director/co-creator James Wan has signed on to direct, and will oversee the screenplay development of a big screen adaptation of the graphic novel Nightfall for William Stuart’s Aurora Productions and Platinum Studios, Inc.

Nightfall tells the story of a man who finds out just how bad life can get when he discovers that the prison he just entered is controlled by vampires. The graphic novel was published in 2007 and written and created by Scott O. Brown with art by Ferran Xalabarder.Stuart has previously said that “Nightfall is an extraordinary opportunity to make a fantastic horror/thriller in a genre which is unbelievably hot right now.

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What if you went to prison, only to discover that the institution was run by vampires? That’s the very silly premise behind the graphic novel Nightfall, which is now the target of a film adaptation by Aurora Productions and Nightfall’s publisher Platinum Studios. (Someone, please tell me why vampires might run a prison. I’m so curious.) Scott O. Brown and Ferran Xalabarder are behind the graphic novel; no talent is on board the film adaptation yet. Variety reports that this is one more high-concept project to join a couple of other projects Platinum has cooking, like Witchblade and Cowboys & Aliens.

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