Sony to turn Until Dawn horror video game into a movie

Screen Gems and PlayStation Productions are collaborating to create a movie adaptation of the 2015 horror video game, Until Dawn. The Hollywood Reporter states that the film will be directed by David F. Sandberg, known for his work on Shazam! and Lights Out. The script, initially penned by Blair Butler, will be developed further by Gary Dauberman, who has previously worked on the It, Annabelle and The Nun franchises. Sandberg and Dauberman will also serve as producers, alongside Lotta Losten, Roy Lee, Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan.

Until Dawn, a PlayStation 4 interactive horror video game, was created by Supermassive Games. The game’s storyline revolves around eight friends who revisit the secluded Blackwood Mountain lodge a year after the disappearance of twins Hannah and Beth Washington. The twins’ brother, Josh, reunites the group to honor his sisters, but their dynamics have shifted significantly due to the twins’ death and changes in their personal relationships. As the game unfolds, an unknown entity hunts the friends, and the player’s decisions can trigger a chain of events that determine the characters’ fate.

The game’s characters were brought to life by renowned Hollywood actors, including Rami Malek and Hayden Panettiere, as well as Ella Lentini, Larry Fessenden, Noah Fleiss, Galadriel Stineman, Nichole Sakura, Jordan Fisher, Brett Dalton and Meaghan Martin, who provided motion capture and voice acting.