The story centers on an Italian Catholic cop (Eric Bana) who meets a renegade priest (Édgar Ramírez) while working on a case. The priest convinces the cop that there is a demonic element at play, causing them to team up to defeat these supernatural forces. Olivia Munn is playing the police officer's wife, who also has a strange connection to the case.
Scott Derrickson is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Paul Harris Boardman. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing through his Jerry Bruckheimer Films banner. Here's what the producer had to say about working with Clint Culpepper and Screen Gems.
"Beware the Night is a project we've been developing for many years, confident that a story which combines the paranormal with a gritty New York City police story is both original and strongly appealing to audiences. We're excited to work with Culpepper and his team at Screen Gems, and director Scott Derrickson, who has emerged as a uniquely talented filmmaker with the ability to both entertain and terrify audiences in equal measure. We're also thrilled to have Eric Bana, Édgar Ramírez, and Olivia Munn, three really fine actors whose strongly defined roles in Beware The Night will allow them to give full range to their skills."
Production is scheduled to begin on May 20 in The Bronx, New York City.