Dimension Buys Movie Rights to Infogrames' Game 'Alone in the Dark'3 Oct, 2001 By: Staff Reporter
Dimension Films has bought a pitch from Don Murphy's Angry Films to make a feature film version of Infogrames' popular video game Alone in the Dark.
Hans Rodionoff (Man-Thing) will write the screenplay based on the game, which features a couple of spook hunters trapped on a remote island crawling with unholy creatures.
The project reteams Murphy with Dimension; both are working to bring Carl Potts' sci-fi/action comic book series Alien Legion to the big screen.
Dimension executive Ken Park and Angry Films v.p. Rick Benattar are overseeing the projects for their respective companies.
Murphy, repped by attorney Craig Emmanuel, next produces 20th Century Fox's From Hell, starring Johnny Depp and Heather Graham. He is developing several comic book properties for the big screen, including Columbia Pictures' Astro Boy. His credits include the features Bully, Apt Pupil and Natural Born Killers.
--Jeffrey R. Sipe