Rupert Wyatt to Direct a Night Film

Rupert Wyatt to Direct a Night FilmThough he isn't concerned with overseeing any more simian revolutions, Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt is looking to spin another yarn about murder, intrigue, and well... a horror movie director.

According to THR, Chernin Entertainment and Rupert Wyatt are pairing again for Night Film, which is based on the upcoming noir thriller by Marisha Pessl, the author behind the bestselling debut Special Topics in Calamity Physics.

Wyatt (pictured), who helmed the Chernin-produced Rise of the Planet of the Apes, is attached to direct. Chernin is producing.

Night Film tells the story of an investigative journalist named Scott McGrath, who begins looking into the death of a beautiful young woman that was originally deemed a suicide. The woman turns out to be the daughter of a reclusive, cult horror film director named Stanislas Cordova, and McGrath finds himself on a journey of revenge and truth.

The book is due out from Random House in August. A writer is being sought to adapt. More soon!

Night Film

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter