"Jason has done a masterful job over the past several years of breaking new ground and creating huge commercial successes in the supernatural and horror genres," said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company. "We are confident that Dark Skies will continue that success."
The film is scheduled to go into production this summer with the logline currently being kept under wraps.
The deal was negotiated for Dimension Films by Andrew Kramer, President of Business and Legal Affairs, and by Charles Layton, President of Alliance Films. Stewart is represented by Jason Spitz at WME and Jeff Okin at Anonymous Content.