Netflix has nabbed new youth thriller Night Teeth.
The film is directed by Adam Randall, who most recently helmed I See You, which debuted at SXSW.
It unfolds over the course of one night and follows a young chauffeur in Los Angeles. What starts out as a typical job, though, soon takes on a genre twist, as he is hired to drive two young women to different parties. When they turn out to be not who they claim, he ends up in a fight for his life.
It is a co-production between Unique Features and 42, which is no stranger to Netflix: the company has a multi-year first-look deal with Netflix and is in pre-production on Outside the Wire, starring Anthony Mackie. It is also producing The English Game, a six-part series from Julian Fellowes that will premiere next year.
Night Teeth is written by Brent Dillon (Black Tide Beach), with Unique Features’ Vincent Gatewood and 42’s Ben Pugh & Charlie Morrison on board as producers. Unique’s Bob Shaye, the founder of New Line, is exec producing alongside 42’s Erica Steinberg.
Deadline broke the news of Netflix’s acquisition.