Veteran filmmaker Carl Franklin recently wrapped the World War II drama Bless Me, Ultima, about a young man and an old medicine woman battling evil spirits in their New Mexico village. After directing episodes of the cable series Magic City, Falling Skies and The Pacific, the 63-year-old Franklin returned to the big screen for City of Night, about a rookie cop facing unexpected dangers after joining an elite crime unit with the Los Angeles Police Department.
Franklin is a veteran of crime thrillers with One False Move, Devil in a Blue Dress, High Crimes and Out of Time under his belt.
Deadline reported that David Chisholm wrote the thriller with Lawrence Meyers and Randy Dannenberg of Meyers Media Group co-producing with Brendan McDonald of McDonald Entertainment.
City of Night joined some other projects in development at Meyers Media Group including One Square Mile with Richard Jenkins and Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D.
In addition to City of Night, Franklin also remained attached to direct El Chico Blanco, a buddy movie co-written by actor Peter Facinelli and Robert Ethan Gunnerson.