'Nightfall' Optioned, Sends Vampires To Prison
Posted 4 hrs ago by Blair Marnell in News, Platinum Studios
Nightfall Platinum Studios and Aurora Productions are adapting Scott O. Brown and Ferran Xalabarder’s original graphic novel “Nightfall” into a feature film.
“Nightfall” was first published in 2007 and follows a right-wing survivalist named David Paxton who is sentenced to a brutal Texas prison that is secretly run by vampires using the inmates as livestock.
According to Variety, Platinum Studios' Scott Mitchell Rosenberg is attached as an executive producer, along with William Stuart. Former Universal Pictures senior executive Randy Greenberg negotiated the deal with Platinum and will also be an executive producer on the project.
"Nightfall is an extraordinary opportunity to make a fantastic horror/thriller in a genre which is unbelievably hot right now," said Stuart. "Platinum Studios has wonderful creative depth and a proven ability to make things happen."
While Platinum’s claim that it has “a library of characters as large as Marvel's” may have raised some eyebrows, the company has been extremely successful at optioning its comics in Hollywood.
In addition to feature film adaptations of “Cowboys & Aliens” with director Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr., “Dead of Night” with Brandon Routh, “Atlantis Rising” and “Mal Chance”; Platinum has also teamed with Fox21 for two potential TV series based on “Gunplay” and “Indestructible Man.”
Platinum has also signed deals with Top Cow to produce the adaptations of “Witchblade” and “Magdalena.”
Does the premise of “Nightfall” sound intriguing? What do you think about Platinum’s claim about its library of characters? Sound off in the comment section or take a bite out of Twitter!
*HUH (HIGHLIGHT IN BLACK) Wonder who thinks that? Bet its the Rat......LOL