The dangers of seeing the light of day.
Nikyatu Jusu–a filmmaker who has gained fame with her Sundance efforts–will adapt her horror short Suicide by Sunlight into a feature film, according to a report on Deadline.
The upcoming film–from Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw and Universal Studios–will be directed by Jusu from a screenplay she will write with Fredrica Bailey.
Details on the storyline are sketchy at this point, but Jusu said it will be “an expansion” of her 2019 short film that deals with “daywalking Black vampires who are protected from the sun by their melanin.”
The original short–set in a near-future Manhattan–follows Valentina (Natalie Paul), “who finds it difficult to suppress her bloodlust when a new woman is introduced to her estranged twin daughters.”
In related news, Jusu also briefly discussed the new Night of the Living Dead film she will direct–from a screenplay by The Walking Dead‘s LaToya Morgan–for Village Roadshow Pictures, Vertigo and Westbrook Studios. “I have the blessing from George Romero’s estate,” she said, “so that feels really good because it feels organic.” No other details on that film were revealed.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on these new versions of Suicide by Sunlight and Night of the Living Dead.