Dark Sky Deal Launches Two New Films


Petty, McKenny first out of the gate

A union made in hell. That’s what could be said about a recent partnership between Dark Sky Films and Larry Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix.

Effective immediately, the two entities will begin developing a number of new horror films. J.T. Petty (The Burrowers) begins this fall on There’s No Place Like Home. Meanwhile, James Felix McKenney (Automatons) is prepping Hypothermia, a creature feature, for a winter start.

Ti West (House of the Devil) and Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter) are next in line to direct.

“My producing partners Peter Phok and Brent Kunkle and all of us at Glass Eye Pix are very excited to able to continue our mission of making auteur-driven genre movies with this collaboration with Dark Sky films,” says Fessenden in a press release. “We’ve had a great dialogue ramping into it with Greg Newman, Marie-Therese Guirgis and Senior Producer Derek Curl and we all see eye to eye on what these movies are going to be like. I think the fans are going to be especially excited. We’ve got great talent creating original material; a little bit pulpy, a little bit high-brow. Can’t wait to get started.”

Source: Dark Sky Films