Until Dawn, the interactive horror game from Supermassive Games, is getting a live-action movie adaptation. David F. Sandberg, the acclaimed director of horror movies such as Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation, is set to direct the movie. No release date has been announced yet.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, David F. Sandberg will direct the live-action Until Dawn movie, which is described by production company Screen Gems as an “R-rated love letter to the horror genre, centering on an ensemble cast.” Additionally, Gary Dauberman, who wrote the screenplay for Annabelle: Creation, will take over writing duties from Blair Butler who wrote the first draft of the script.
The casting process for Until Dawn will be interesting as the game already features a few well-known Hollywood actors who provided motion capture and voice acting work, including Hayden Panettiere and Oscar award-winning actor Rami Malek. It’s unknown if Panettiere and Malek will reprise their roles in the movie adaptation (along with the rest of the ensemble) or if a completely new cast will be hired.
Among the many PlayStation projects currently getting the live-action treatment, Until Dawn might be the easiest to adapt as it’s already quite cinematic. It will also be interesting to see how a movie handles the game’s “butterfly effect” mechanics involving branching story paths and dialogue choices.
PlayStation Productions has a few live-action projects cooking such as the Gravity Rush movie, which recently showed early footage at CES 2024. Amazon is also set to adapt God of War while Netflix is working on Horizon Zero Dawn. A Ghost of Tsushima movie is also in the works from John Wick director Chad Stahelski.
Supermassive Games is reportedly working on a video game adaptation of the Scream franchise, which seems right up the studio’s alley.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter