Joe Dante to Exec Produce The Dark Starring Michael Eklund

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bates-motel-escape-artist-1Nick Basile is set to direct the psychological thriller Dark, says Variety. Joe Dante is on board to executive produce says the outlet.

On scripting duties is Elias, the writer and director of 2012's Gut.

Bates Motel's Michael Eklund, Brandon Sexton, Monsters' Whitney Able and Alexandra Breckenridge of American Horror Story are set to star.

Varietys says the film concerns a "disturbed young woman (Able) who must confront her worst fears when she finds herself trapped alone in a New York City loft during the 2003 blackout."