Watchmen writer David Hayter forms genre film company

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Watchmen co-writer David Hayter has teamed with producer Benedict Carver to form Dark Hero Studios, a company that will generate film, TV, Internet and video-game projects in the action, sci-fi and horror genres, Variety reported.

Formation of the company comes as Hayter prepares to make his directorial debut on his werewolf thriller script Slaughter's Road, with Carver producing along with Steven Paul through Crystal Sky Prods. Production begins in the summer.

Hayter said Thomas Dekker (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) will star, and Ray Stevenson (The Punisher: War Zone) is in talks to star alongside Dekker.

Dark Hero begins its slate of projects with Demonology, which Hayter wrote and will direct, and the company will set up graphic novels, comic books, game properties and original genre scripts for movie treatment. Sarah Freudeman will be Dark Hero's director of development.