M. Night Shyamalan and Media Rights Capital have formalized the first project in their three-picture deal to hatch horror films, reports Variety, They’ve set Brian Nelson (30 Days of Night) to write Devil, a film that will be directed by Quarantine helmers John and Andrew Dowdle.
The supernatural thriller is based on an original story by Shyamalan, who’ll produce with Sam Mercer under The Night Chronicles banner. The Dowdle siblings will be executive producers. The film will be PG-13 and will begin production next year.
MRC set The Night Chronicles as a financing and production partnership with Shyamalan in July. The company’s goal is to generate one genre film per year over three years, with Shyamalan hatching the ideas and overseeing the selection of talent the creative direction.