James Wan to Direct Comic Adaptation NIGHTFALL

     August 25, 2010


Are you getting tired of seeing vampires on screen?  Well, too bad because it looks like we will be getting yet another film featuring the bloodsucking creatures of the night.  Director James Wan (Saw) will helm a live-action adaptation of Nightfall.  The 2007 graphic novel — written by Scott O. Brown — tells the story of a man who “is sentenced to time in a prison run by vampires.”  Hit the jump to find out what made Wan sign on to the project, plus a full synopsis for the graphic novel.

nightfall_scott_o_brown_coverIt seems that the simple premise is what got Wan excited about taking on the project.  The director told Deadline,”The minute I heard the concept, I was in.  Reading the graphic novel cemented that like Saw, it’s a simple concept that, if executed properly, will be so cool.”  Wan’s next film, Insidious, will be part of the Midnight Madness program at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival.

As for Nightfall, here is a more detailed synopsis for the graphic novel via Amazon:

“When industrious, right-wing survivalist David Paxton is sent to a tough Texas prison, he has no idea that it’s secretly run by vampires using the inmates to feed on. Now, Paxton’s one hope of escape is a desperate prison riot and an uneasy alliance with a ruthless killer named Robbart.”

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