Scott Stewart wrote and will direct the supernatural thriller, his follow-up to Priest that is being produced by Jason Blum and Alliance Films, which is fully financing. IM Global will commence pre-sales in Cannes through its Octane division.
Alliance will distribute in Canada, as well as in the UK though its Momentum Pictures and in Spain through Aurum. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Alliance Films president Charles Layton will serve as executive producers.
Production is set to commence this summer.
“Jason has done a masterful job over the past several years of breaking new ground and creating huge commercial successes in the supernatural and horror genres,” TWC co-chairman and Dimension head Bob Weinstein said. “We are confident that Dark Skies will continue that success.”
Dimension president of business and legal affairs Andrew Kramer brokered the deal with Layton.