Sinister helmer Scott Derrickson is reuniting with Screen Gems for Beware the Night, a new supernatural thriller. Derrickson previously helmed The Exorcism of Emily Rose for the company.
He penned this latest project with Paul Boardman.
Beware the Night is the story of a New York cop who meets a renegade priest when he is pulled into a case which the priest convinces him, against the officer’s religious beliefs, is demonic related. Together they work to solve the case and combat the paranormal forces working against them.
Taking on the cop role is Eric Bana (Hulk); Edgar Ramirez will play the priest. Olivia Munn (The Newsroom) will also star.
Jerry Bruckheimer Films will produce.
Says Bruckheimer, “Beware the Night is a project we’ve been developing for many years, confident that a story which combines the paranormal with a gritty New York City police story is both original and strongly appealing to audiences. We’re excited to work with Clint Culpepper and his team at Screen Gems, and director Scott Derrickson, who has emerged as a uniquely talented filmmaker with the ability to both entertain and terrify audiences in equal measure. We’re also thrilled to have Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, and Olivia Munn, three really fine actors whose strongly defined roles in Beware the Night will allow them to give full range to their skills.”