The Night Projectionist screening Dracula movies from dusk 'til dawn (updated)

night_projStudio 407 and Myriad Pictures (Jeepers Creepers 2, Death Defying Acts) have signed a deal for a film version of the horror comic book series The Night Projectionist, which is “tentatively scheduled to begin production later this year.”

According to Fangoria, the comic (not necessarily the movie) takes place on Halloween Eve, “the last night of the condemned town [movie] theater, which is closing with an all night Draculathon.”

But the small group of moviegoers suddenly find themselves trapped inside when the theater is surrounded by a horde of vampires. A deadly siege begins, and the moviegoers soon make the terrifying discovery that the night projectionist is also a member of the coven. Is he friend or foe?

Dun dun dunnnn!

This preview of the Night Projectionist comic doesn’t have anything to do with movie theaters, so I don’t know what’s going on — but you might care to check it out, all the same. ETA: In the comments, comic writer Bob Heske helpfully pointed out this review of the comic; from Heske’s IMDB credits page, he’s not even going to be adapting his own work, which I find a little sad.

Without any names attached, it’s hard to tell if this will be B-movie horror or what, but it’s vampires in a movie theater. You can bet Kurt and Angie will be all over this one in Multiplex.

The first issue of the Night Projectionist comic hits shelves next month.

Posted on January 2, 2009 at 00:07 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
In: News

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  1. Written by Bob Heske
    on 2009-01-03 at 21:55

    Thanks for posting this.

    I’m the writer of THE NIGHT PROJECTIONIST, and thought I’d share a few recent links to add any extra insight into what the story is about:

    Here’s a review by “Movies & Stuff” that had a sneak peek of the first two issues:

    And here’s a link to a detailed inter-review by Dave Baxter at Broken Frontier:

    Since this is an indie comic, please call your local comic book shops and ask them to carry a few copies. Order # is DEC084241.

    Issue #1 is the setup and is split between the past (1700s) and the present (the movie theater). In subsequent issues the captive audience learns the truth about Dragos (the night projectionist) and become aware of the dark danger descending upon the theater and the mysterious fate that awaits them. Heads will roll!

    Hope everyone enjoys the comic foremost, and then the movie.


    Bob Heske

  2. Written by Trisha Lynn
    on 2009-01-04 at 11:18

    @Bob Heske: Thanks for the additional info; will update article accordingly.

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