Director M. Night Shyamalan recently formed a production company called The Night Chronicles, which will generate one thriller per year for three years. Shyamalan will not direct the films himself, but produce, write treatments, and choose writers & directors.
The first film on tap is Devil, which was scripted by Brian Nelson (Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night) and directed by siblings John and Drew Dowdle, the pair responsible for Quarantine. Acording to reports, it is set to start filming next week in Toronto.
SlashFilm was able to find out about the premise of Devil.
According to their report, Devil is a supernatural thriller set inside of an office building. There are several people stuck in an elevator and one of them just happens to be the Devil himself. There’s also a security guard and a policeman somehow involved, and the security guard tries to convince the cop that he’s the chosen one to save the trapped people and is trying to get them out of the elevator.
Regarding the cast, THR reports that it includes Chris Messina (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Julia & Julia), Bojana Novakovic (Drag Me to Hell, playing Mel Gibson’s daughter in upcoming Edge of Darkness), Bokeem Woodbine (Dead Presidents, Ray), Geoffrey Arend (500 Days of Summer) and Caroline Dhavernas (Breach, Hollywoodland). No word on who will play the devil.
But before the Devil comes, next up for M. Night is the martial arts epic The Last Airbender, due in theaters on July 2, 2010. He’s also developing Bollywood Blues and a sequel to the 2000 film Unbreakable.