Empire is reporting that Aussie actor Eric Bana is in talks to star in Scott Derrickson’s upcoming police paranormal thriller Beware The Night. The script, written by Derrickson and Paul Boardman, will have Bana plaing a NYPD officer who “investigates real life demon possessions, exorcisms and other supernatural creatures, including werewolves.”
Sounds pretty lame, right? Screen Gems is backing the whole thing and they originally wanted Mark Wahlberg in the lead role. When he passed, they went to Bana and now the actor is in talks to join. No other cast members have been announced yet but as always, we’ll keep you posted when we hear more.
While nothing about this project sounds particularly appealing, I did enjoy Derrickson’s last film, Sinister. It wasn’t perfect but it was a chilling horror film with a nice twist and some truly creepy moments. Though Beware the Night sounds a bit dull and rehashed, I do trust Derrickson’s direction and Bana is usually pretty solid in his roles, so maybe there’s hope for this one yet.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing Eric Bana in Beware The Night?