Lionsgate Pairs 'Halloween H20' Writer And "Penny Dreadful" Director For 'The

Lionsgate announced today that they're set to co-produce The Devil’s Light, a supernatural thriller with Gold Circle, and will distribute it in North America, the U.K. and Latin America, and Lionsgate International is handling international sales at the upcoming American Film Market.

James Hawes of "Black Mirror" and "Penny Dreadful" is directing the film from a script by Robert Zappia (Halloween H2O).

"With reports of demonic possessions reaching unprecedented numbers globally, the Vatican opens schools for exorcisms in six countries including the United States."

The Devil’s Light tells the story of Sister Ann, a restless 25 year old, who devoutly believes that performing exorcisms is her calling. But she is at odds with the institution’s traditions: sisters are not allowed to perform exorcisms, only priests. With the support of a mentor, a professor who senses her special gift, she is allowed to observe actual training sessions. Her desire to prove herself takes a personal turn when she meets one of the school’s most disturbed patients. During their harrowing encounters, Sister Ann comes face to face with a demonic force that infests the school and has mysterious ties to her own past. It is then that the power of evil and her own startling abilities are fully realized.

Paul Brooks (Pitch Perfect franchise, The Haunting in Connecticut, White Noise), Jessica Malanaphy, Todd Jones and Earl Richey Jones will produce. Executive Producers are Scott Niemeyer, David Brooks and Brad Kessell.

Production is expected to begin in the first half of 2020.


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