Howâ€™s this for a cool movie premise: once a year, strange creatures from unknown origins known as Grims appear on one specific spot on the planet and go on a rampage that kill thousands, and no one knows who they are or why they do it. Tonight, their target is a small town in America, and itâ€™s up to a father to protect his family from these fiendish creatures of destruction.
Of all the towns in all the world, am I right?
The script for â€śGrim Nightâ€ť, by Brandon Bestenheider and Allen Bey was a hot item last year, when Universal snatched it up in a heated bidding war. Universal has now set German director Dennis Gansel (last yearâ€™s female vampire flick â€śWe Are the Nightâ€ť) to direct for them.
Ganselâ€™s â€śWe are the Nightâ€ť opened in limited release Stateside last year and followed a Berlin cop who hunts down a trio of female vampires. It was very stylish, as you can see from the trailer below. This will be Ganselâ€™s Hollywood debut.
Marc Platt is producing with Adrienne Biddle and Bryan Bertino of Unbroken Films.
Source: BeyondHollywood, THR