Eric Bana is in talks to star in the Jerry Bruckheimer produced, Scott Derrickson (Sinister) directed film project Beware the Night. The movie is a paranormal police thriller based on the book by Ralph Sarchie. The story follows a New York cop who investigates demonic possessions, exorcisms and other supernatural occurences.
The movie has been in development for years, it started out with Derrickson on board, and has since gone through the hands of filmmakers like David Ayer, Bryan Bertino and Bruce C. McKenna. It's now back in the hands of Derrickson. Mark Wahlberg was previously offered the lead role at one point but he turned it down.
I've enjoyed most of the films that the director has made, and this seems like a great project for him. He's also signed on to direct Two Eyes Staring with Charlize Theron for Summit Entertainment, which is a remake of the Dutch thriller Zwart Water. He also recently wrote the script for Devil’s Knot, which is the movie being made based on the West Memphis Three.
As for Bana, he's a great actor and I enjoy watching him in the films he makes. This should turn out to be a solid project for him and I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out!
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