PlayStation Productions has announced that the movie adaptation of “Until Dawn” is currently in development and has a director and screenwriter attached to the project. The production company Screen Gems, along with the video game license being from Sony, are expediting the procedures for the film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be directed by David F. Sandberg, known for directing the two Shazam! films. The screenplay will be written by Gary Dauberman, who has previously worked on horror films such as the Annabelle series and IT.
The original video game, “Until Dawn,” was released in 2015 and was developed by Supermassive Games. The game’s premise and narrative make it well-suited for adaptation to the film format, combining mystery and horror elements. The film adaptation is expected to stay true to the game’s style.
While the cast for the movie is not yet known, the original video game featured actors such as Brett Dalton, Hayden Panettiere, and Rami Malek. The script for the film is still in development, leaving the possibility for an original plot to be chosen.
In addition to the movie adaptation, the video game “Until Dawn: Rush of Blood” was released for PlayStation VR, maintaining its horror elements but featuring a rail shooter gameplay.
PlayStation Productions is also working on other adaptations, including the “God of War” series for Amazon and “Horizon Zero Dawn” for Netflix. The second season of “The Last of Us” is also in production.
It seems that Sony is fully committed to bringing its popular video game titles to the big screen and expanding its reach beyond the gaming industry.