Kieth Merrill to Direct 'The Final Service'

The project, for Night Fox Entertainment, is based on an upcoming book by Gary W. Moore.

Kieth Merrill will direct the faith-based film The Final Service, based on the upcoming book by Gary W. Moore, for Night Fox Entertainment.

Said to be inspired by true events, Service, which will be published by Savas Beatie in May, 2016, concerns a 40-year-old woman who is self-destructing until her belief system is challenged by an unexpected source.

Merrill, who will also rewrite the screenplay, is an Oscar-winner for the 1973 documentary feature The Great American Cowboy and has directed such features as Windwalker, Harry’s War and The 12 Dogs of Christmas.

“Keith is the perfect storyteller to bring this tale of faith, family and understanding to the screen,” said Night Fox chairman and CEO Timothy Christian in making the announcement.

Indie finance and production company Night Fox co-financed the apocalyptic tale Z for Zachariah, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie and Chris Pine, which Roadside Attractions is releasing on Aug. 28.