Warner Bros. has announced that New Line Cinema and Stage 13 have teamed up with James Wan to produce horror competition reality series Night Vision.
James Wan said: “I can’t wait to discover the next, new talent in horror. This competition is an exciting opportunity for up-and-coming horror directors to get noticed by the industry and audiences alike.”
The thirteen-episode series, which sounds a lot like Face-Off or Ink Master for short horror films, will premiere sometime next year.
New Line Cinema President & Chief Creative Officer Richard Brener and President & Chief Content Officer Carolyn Blackwood stated: “New Line has a proud history of horror and we’re eager to partner with filmmaker James Wan, Atomic Monster and Stage 13 to discover the boldest new voices in the genre that will thrill and excite audiences everywhere.”
Stage 13 SVP & GM Diana Mogollon added: “We want to discover the storytellers who are going to push the genre further and drive a new generation in horror fandom. Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, James Wan and the team at Atomic Monster are leaders in this space and we’re thrilled to be part of this project.”
In this distinctive competition reality series, 13 filmmakers will be chosen by a panel of the leading horror directors, producers, writers and executives, and presented with the challenge of creating the best, scariest short films possible.
The winner will receive a once-in-a-lifetime development deal with New Line Cinema, the preeminent horror studio whose blockbuster films include The Conjuring, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and Final Destination franchises, as well as the highest grossing horror film of all time, IT.