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Jamie Foxx: vampire hunter in “DAY SHIFT,” from the “JOHN WICK” team

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The horror/comedy will be produced and aired by Netflix.

Variety reports that DAY SHIFT will mark the directorial debut of J.J. Perry, a 2nd-unit director and stunt coordinator on the JOHN WICK franchise as well as the eighth and ninth FAST AND FURIOUS movies and many others. Jamie Foxx stars as a San Fernando Valley pool cleaner whose real job is hunting and slaying vampires; Tyler Tice’s original script won the 2017 Slamdance Writing Competition Grand Prize, and has been revised by JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3–PARABELLUM’s Shay Hatten. Another WICK veteran, Chad Stahelski, is among the producing team on DAY SHIFT. “I’ve known and worked with JJ for a long time,” Stahelski tells the trade. “His unique vision of DAY SHIFT makes it such a great first directorial project for him.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.