Saw Creator James Wan For Nightfall

Another day, another graphic novel adaptation, this one involving vampire prison guards.

Posted 26th August 2010, 5:00pm in Saw, News
Saw Creator James Wan For Nightfall

He brought us the very first Saw movie, and now James Wan is being lined up to adapt graphic novel Nightfall.

Wan has yet to repeat the success of his ingenious horror, making forgettable genre flicks such as Dead Silence and Death Sentence. Now he is to adapt Scott O Brown and Ferran Xalabarder's story for the big screen.

It features a man sent to a prison run by vampires - topical, as Wan has just completed Castlevania, a feature based on the video game about Count Dracula. The synopsis reads:

When industrious, right-wing survivalist David Paxton is sent to a tough Texas prison, he has no idea that it’s secretly run by vampires using the inmates to feed on. Now, Paxton’s one hope of escape is a desperate prison riot and an uneasy alliance with a ruthless killer named Robbart.

He told Deadline: "The minute I heard the concept, I was in. Reading the graphic novel cemented that. Like Saw, it’s a simple concept that, if executed properly, will be so cool."