Daniel Stamm, fresh from directing “The Last Exorcism,” has been tapped to helm thriller “Reincarnate,” the second of the three-part “The Night Chronicles” series produced and financed by Media Rights Capital and M. Night Shyamalan.
Wednesday’s announcement comes as Universal opens the first film in the series, “Devil,” this weekend.
“Reincarate,” penned by “Buried” scribe Chris Sparling and Paul Grellong, focuses on a jury that’s haunted by supernatural forces while deliberating on a murder case. Pic was previously titled “Twelve Strangers.”
“The Last Exorcism” has topped $38 million domestically in three weeks for Liongsate.
“Daniel has a preternatural control of tone,” Shyamalan said. “He is an actor’s director. He’s a storyteller who understands character as much as fear.”
Each film in “The Night Chronicles” series is based on original stories created by Shyamalan, who also oversees development and production with Ashwin Rajan, working to select actors, writers and directors.
Stamm’s feature directorial debut, “A Necessary Death,” premiered at South by Southwest in 2008 and won the audience award at the AFI Fest. He’s repped by Gersh and Underground Entertainment.