Looking to spin off his success with genre films into something bigger and longer lasting, Variety has announced that Watchmen co-writer David Hayter has joined forced with producer Benedict Carver to form Dark Hero Studios, “a company that will generate film, TV, Internet and vidgame projects in the action, sci-fi and horror genres” – this last according to the trade.
While Hayter will be making his directorial debut shortly with the werewolf film, Slaughter’s Road through Carver’s Crystal Sky Productions, the Dark Hero slate willkick off with Demonology, written by Hayter. Later projects will focus on graphic novel, comic book, and videogame properties, as well as original scripts for film treatment. Sarah Freudeman will be Dark Hero’s director of development.
Hayter described Demonology (based on his experiences at an international high school in Japan) as “It’s about an American kid who goes to one of these schools in Belgium, but it brings my own horrible experiences of school to life.”
Hayter also has writing credits for X-Men, X2, and The Scorpion King.