A few weeks ago, we reported Sony Pictures’ major plans to relaunch their Screen Gems label as a horror-centric offshoot. The Conjuring and It alum Gary Dauberman had entered into a first-look deal with the studio in a bid to spearhead the movement.
Now, we have our first new project born of this deal… and it’s one genre fans have been clamouring for.
Upon its release in 2015, Until Dawn was lauded as a hugely significant change in the world of horror gaming. The interactive tale allowed players to make their own decisions that contributed to their fate and the game’s overall outcome. Following a group of friends as they reconvene at a woodland cabin after years of estrangement, Until Dawn combined elements of slasher horror and creature feature to great success.
Now, it appears Sony are ready to turn the property into a feature film, likely the first venture for the newly rejuvenated Screen Gems.
Whilst we don’t know much, we do know that David F. Sandberg will direct, marking his return to horror after two Shazam movies. The director has previously helmed Lights Out and collaborated with Dauberman on the hugely successful Annabelle: Creation.
For his end, Dauberman will produce Until Dawn, as well as taking a pass at an existing script by The Invitation scribe Blair Butler.
No release date or casting updates have been issued at this early stage, but Sony have assured fans that the adaption will be “a love letter” to its source material.
No doubt this is one news outlets will watch closely, ourselves included.