Looks like the ‘Nightfall’ is back on the books to being made again thanks to Sony Pictures! It’s been reported by Bloody Disgusting that Sony has bought the film rights to Scott O. Brown’s graphic novel ‘Nightfall’ and is in the process of developing it into a feature film.
Originally, Platinum Studios and Aurora Productions obtained the rights last year to make the film and had hired director James Wan (‘Saw’, ‘Insidious’) to oversee the project. Nothing has been heard since and Wan is no longer attached to the film. The latest version of the screenplay is said to have been penned by actor/writer Peter Woodward (‘Babylon 5: A Call to Arms’, ‘National Treasure: Book of Secrets’).
In an interview earlier this year, author Scott O. Brown had said that he really isn’t involved in the film making process of his graphic novels and prefers to leave that to the professionals who have the greatest passions for making movies. He did, however, mention that he would like to see Samuel L. Jackson play role of the Warden.
Inspired by Josh Whedon’s ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ series, ‘Nightfall’ is about a right wing survivalist named David Paxton who is sent to a tough Texas prision that is secretly run by vampires who use the inmates to feed on. Paxton’s one hope for escape rest with an uneasy alliance with a ruthless killer named Robbart and a desperate prison riot. Hopefully, Sony will have better luck in bringing this film into production