EXCLUSIVE: ‘The Empty Man’ Director David Prior Joins Guillermo del Toro’s Horror Anthology Series ’12 After Midnight’

Netflix and Guillermo del Toro are working together on a bunch of live-action and animation projects including a darker version of Pinocchio that he is co-directing with Mark Gustafson (Fantastic Mr. Fox) that will be using stop-motion animation. They’re also partnering on a new horror anthology series 12 After Midnight (formerly 10 After Midnight) that will see a group of hand-selected directors will be working on including Guillermo del Toro and Australian director Jennifer Kent (The Babadook, The Nightingale)

The Ronin can exclusively reveal that American director David Prior has joined the horror anthology project and is now part of the 12 After Midnight directing team.

Prior previously wrote and helmed the 20th Century Studios horror film The Empty Man, that starred James Dale Badge (Iron Man 3, The Pacific, The Departed), Marin Ireland (Hell or High Water), Stephen Root (Barry, Perry Mason), Ron Canada (The Strain, House of Cards, The West Wing), Robert Aramayo (Amazon’s Lord of The Rings, Game of Thrones), Joel Courtney (Super 8), and Sasha Frolova (Little Women, Red Sparrow, Mare of Easttown).

Guillermo del Toro has wrapped on his Nightmare Alley remake for Searchlight Pictures and is co-writing a sequel to Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark.

We’ll be excited to see what other horror directors that Guillermo will pick to direct the rest of the episodes.

THE EMPTY MAN – This supernatural horror film, drawn from the Boom! Studios graphic novel, centers on shocking events originating in a small Midwestern town. After the mysterious disappearance of a group of teenagers, James Lasombra (James Badge Dale), a troubled retired cop, is thrust into action to investigate. Following leads that may tie a secretive occult-minded group to a terrifying local legend, he soon realizes that his life — and the lives of those close to him — are in terrible danger.

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