After True Blood, Twilight and the recently picked up Vampire Diaries, yet another vampire story is about to go into pre-production. “Elevator Men,” is a screenplay that takes an unfashionably unromanticized look at vampires, is being scooped up by Summit Entertainment.
The dark thriller, by former DreamWorks executive Marc Haimes, approaches human-vampire interactions from a different angle than such recent movies and series as Summit’s “Twilight” and HBO’s “True Blood.”
“It’s a reaction to all of these stories now — TV shows and movies — that play this kind of romantic, fantastical, sexy aspect of getting involved with monsters,” Haimes said. “This is the dark, sinister version of what really happens when you decide you’re going to get close to really bad things.”
The creatures in the script — which likely will change titles — play diabolical mind games with people, including one that involves an elevator.