'Saw' Creator To Direct 'Nightfall' Adaptation

NightfallLate last year, Platinum Studios made a deal with Aurora Productions to bring "Nightfall" to the big screen. And while news on the project has since been scarce, word has emerged that a director is finally attached to the potential film.

According to Deadline, James Wan, the director and co-creator of the original "Saw" has agreed to helm "Nightfall." In addition to the first "Saw" film, Wan wrote "Saw 3" and has been a producer on all of the sequels. He has also directed the films "Dead Silence," "Death Sentence" and "Insidious." Wan has also been linked to the film adaptation of "Castlevania."

Created by Scott O. Brown and Ferran Xalabarder, "Nightfall" focuses on a man named David Paxton who is sentenced to a brutal Texas prison that is secretly run by vampires using the inmates as livestock. It was originally published by Platinum in 2007.

“The minute I heard the concept, I was in, said Wan. “Reading the graphic novel cemented that. Like 'Saw,' it’s a simple concept that, if executed properly, will be so cool."

Platinum Studios currently has two major films expected to come out within the next year: "Cowboys & Aliens" starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde and several others, in addition to "Dylan Dog: Dead of Night" with Brandon Routh ("Superman Returns") in the title role.

Additionally, Platinum has previously optioned "Gunplay" and "Indestructible Man" as potential TV series.

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