Myriad, Studio 407 buckle up with Bennett for 'Drive' horror film


Myriad Pictures will produce and finance Bill Bennett's horror flick "Drive the Night."

The film revolves around a couple lost in the Australian Outback who end up in a supernatural fight for their lives. Bennett, who will produce along with horror veterans Jorge Saralegui and Silvana Milat, will begin shooting on location in Australia in the summer.

Myriad is bringing the project to comic book publisher Studio 407 as part of their recently announced development deal. The production company also is in talks with CGI outfit Fuel to join the project as a financing partner. Casting is under way.

The executive producers are Kirk D'Amico and Richard Sheffield of Myriad, which will be repping the film for worldwide sales at this week's Festival de Cannes.

Bennett's 1986 crime drama "Backlash" was an official selection in the fest's Un Certain Regard, and his 1997 thriller "Kiss or Kill" won best film at Australia's equivalent of the Oscars. (partialdiff)