Pharrell Williams is reportedly producing a film adaptation of young adult novel SURVIVE THE NIGHT. The book follows a group of female college students trapped inside an underground warehouse rave on Halloween night.
As reported by the Hollywood Reporter, GIRLS TRIP writer Tracy Oliver has been recruited by Warner Bros. to write and direct the film. Mimi Valdes, plus Leslie Morgenstein and Elysa Dutton of Alloy Entertainment, will assist in production of the flick which sees the group of fictional females fighting for their lives against a mysterious attacker. According to reports, music will be a large component of the story.
Williams and Valdes formerly worked together on the biographical film HIDDEN FIGURES.
Last week, Williams jumped into the world of dynamic instruments with an investment in ROLI.
Pharrell Williams has invested in ROLI and become its Chief Creative Officer. The multi-touch instrument company announced that Pharrell will be helping them design the “next generation of music creation devices”. Best known for its Seaboard device, ROLI have created forward-thinking dynamic instruments, having introduced their modular BLOCKS system last year, and the updated Lightpad M only last month. Williams stated that “When I met Roland Lamb and ROLI, I immediately felt we were working towards exactly the same goals, and so I’m super excited that we’re kicking off this partnership.”
The announcement coincided with a release of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ as a studiopack for their NOISE app. Listed as “co-owner” on the ROLI website, it’s assumed Pharrell made a significant investment to the London-based company. Time will tell how the partnership pans out.
(Via DJ Mag)