Universal Backs 'Grim Night,' a New Spin on Creature Invasions

Universal Backs 'Grim Night,' a New Spin on Creature Invasions

Oct 26, 2011

Grim NightBe they aliens or creatures, all invasions movies have one thing in common: they're a one-time story. The baddies show up, they cause a ruckus, humans fight back, and that's that. Grim Night, however, doesn't want to go that route.

Written by Brandon Bestenheider and Allen Bey, Grim Night posits a world where the invasion doesn't just happen once, it happens every year. Every 365 days, strange, cloaked creatures besiege a different place on our planet, killing thousands in the process. Then they vanish. Bestenheider and Bey's script will focus on one family in middle America dealing with the titular night.

Bryan Bertino, the director of The Strangers, will produce alongside Adrienne Biddle. The duo, who run Unbroken Pictures, carefully planned their sales pitch of the project to piggyback off of the box office success of Paranormal Activity 3-- once one low-budget supernatural flick makes it huge, it makes it a whole lot easier to get one made. They shopped around the script and a no-budget teaser for the project to studios and it ended up being Universal that bought into it.

There's no director or stars attached at this early stage, but it certainly has an intriguing premise, so we hope Grim Night stays on course. In the mean time, here's the crude teaser trailer.

Categories: In Development, Horror
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