Summit Entertainment is in the process of buying former DreamWorks executive Marc Haimes’ original screenplay Elevator Men, says The Hollywood Reporter. The producers would include Mark Gordon Productions executives Gordon and Josh McLaughlin (12 Rounds).
The dark thriller, which likely will change titles, takes a less romanticized look at the human-vampire interactions depicted in such recent movies and series as Summit’s Twilight and HBO’s “True Blood.”
“It’s a reaction to all of these stories now — TV shows and movies — that play this kind of romantic, fantastical, sexy aspect of getting involved with monsters,” Haimes said. “This is the dark, sinister version of what really happens when you decide you’re going to get close to really bad things. That fantasy element is something I wanted to look at and play the exact opposite: the grim reality of bedding down with a monster.”
The creatures play diabolical mind games with people, including one that involves an elevator, hence the title.