Lionsgate is set to deliver the horror picture ‘The Devil’s Light’, written by Robert Zappia and directed by James Hawes. Zappia previously penned the screenplay for ‘Halloween H20: 20 Years Later’ (the 1998 movie, not to be confused with the ‘Halloween’ that came out last year), and the Sci-Fi Channel’s ‘Five Days to Midnight’. More recently, he has worked on the animated series ‘The Tom and Jerry Show’. Hawes directed reshoots for the pilot of TNT’s beleaguered ‘Snowpiercer’ and two additional episodes. He also helmed the “Smithereens” and “Hated in the Nation” episodes of ‘Black Mirror’, and episodes of ‘Penny Dreadful’, ‘The Mist’, ‘Alienist’ and more.
What is ‘The Devil’s Light’ about? Here is the logline:
“With reports of demonic possessions reaching unprecedented numbers globally, the Vatican opens schools for exorcisms in six countries including the United States.”
And here is a longer synopsis:
“The Devil’s Light tells the story of Sister Ann, a restless 25-year-old, who devoutly believes that performing exorcisms is her calling. But she is at odds with the institution’s traditions: sisters are not allowed to perform exorcisms, only priests. With the support of a mentor, a professor who senses her special gift, she is allowed to observe actual training sessions. Her desire to prove herself takes a personal turn when she meets one of the school’s most disturbed patients. During their harrowing encounters, Sister Ann comes face to face with a demonic force that infests the school and has mysterious ties to her own past. It is then that the power of evil and her own startling abilities are fully realized.”
‘The Devil’s Light’ will be produced by Paul Brooks (‘The Haunting in Connecticut’, ‘White Noise’), Jessica Malanaphy (‘Insidious: Chapter 2’, ‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown’), Todd Jones (‘Ultimate Rush’), and Earl Richey Jones (‘The Soul Man’. Scott Niemeyer (‘The Haunting in Connecticut’, ‘The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia’), David Brooks, and Brad Kessell serve as executive producers.
Production is expected to begin early in 2020.
Source: Bloody Disgusting