Eric Balfour is set to star in Rise of the Gargoyle, a two-hour telefilm for Sci Fi Channel.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story centers on an ancient gargoyle monster whose terror is unleashed in modern-day Paris.

Balfour (24) stars as Jack Richmond, a struggling author whose outlandish theories on pagan architecture make him the laughingstock of the academic world. But when Jack finds himself face to face in a demolished church with a live version of the stone gargoyles he's devoted his life to studying, no one believes his story.

Directed by Bill Corcoran, Rise of the Gargoyle co-stars Caroline Neron, Jason Salinger, Nick Mancuso and Tanya Clarke.

The movie, said to be full of CGI and special effects, is shooting through month's end in Romania.