For those not in the know Until Dawn is a PlayStation video game released in 2015 that centred on eight friends trapped together on a remote mountain retreat who then discover they are not alone. With live-or-die scenarios featuring a mysterious killer, cannibalistic wendigos, a cable car and a long-ago mining cave-in that reverberates into the present day, the members of the group must fight through their fear if they all hope to make it through the night in one piece. Famed horror writer/directors Larry Fessenden and Graham Reznick penned the game which was built on player choice and branching story lines, so no two stories will be the same and every decision shapes the story – determining if characters lived or died, and whom is truly responsible. The video game starred Rami Malek and Hayden Panettiere as motion-capture versions. Well now news is in that Until Dawn the video game is now to be Until Dawn the movie.
Even better news is that director David F Sandberg will be helming the film who previously has helmed horror hits “Annabelle: Creation,” and “Lights Out,” which was based on his own YouTube short film hits ( and are well worth a look!). Scripting duty falls to Gary Dauberman who wrote the screenplay for “It: Chapter Two” and “The Nun” after vampire film “The Invitation” writer Blair Butler penned his version. Until Dawn the movie is said to be an “R-rated love letter to the horror genre, centering on an ensemble cast”.
PlayStation Productions has ramped up its slate in recent years, and last year saw The Last of Us, Gran Turismo and Twisted Metal move from the console world to the big and small screen
related feature : David Sandberg’s horror hit ‘Lights Out’ reviewed here