Is Netflix’s Day Shift Based on a Comic Book or a Novel?

DirectedJ. J., debutant filmmaker Perry, Netflix’s ‘Day Shift’ is a vampire action–comedy film. SetIn the San Fernando ValleyThe story revolves around Bud Jablonski (Jamie Foxx), aBlue-collar dad who discovers his ex-wife Jocelyn (Meagan Good) is planning to move to FloridaWith their daughter PaigeDue to the rising cost of living. Desperate to be part of his daughter’s life, BudIt works! JocelynGive it to him aFew days, so he can arrange for money Paige’s school and braces. WhileThe majority of the world, including JocelynAnd PaigeThinks that Bud runs aHe owns a pool-cleaning company. a vampire hunter. AsHe urgently needs additional funds Bud reaches out to the vampire hunting union, whose leader reluctantly agrees to let him rejoin the organization under one condition — a union employee, Seth (Dave Franco), will accompany him onAll missions UnbeknownstTo Bud, aA powerful and ancient vampire is searching for him after he killed his daughter.

VampireVampire fiction is one of the most loved genres. Many books have produced some of the finest examples of movies and TV shows with vampires. ‘The Twilight Saga,’ ‘InterviewWith the Vampire,’ and ‘True Blood‘ are great examples of this. If you are wondering whether ‘Day Shift’ is also based on aBook, we got you covered.

Is Day Shift Adapted From a Book?

No, ‘Day Shift’ is not an adaptation of any book. FirstScreenwriter – Part-time Tyler TiceBefore I wrote the story and the first script, Shay HattenHe is well-known for his work. on multiple ‘John Wick’ films and ‘ArmyThe Dead,’ provided a rewrite. PerryIs aFamous stunt professional and second-unit director who has been active within the industry for over 20 years. HeFilmmaking is a unique art form that undoubtedly has an unconventional approach. a movie like ‘Day Shift’ in particular, inWhich action, comedy, horror, and fantasy must be balanced perfectly.

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After the success of ‘John Wick: Chapter 2,’ on which PerryAs the supervising stunt coordinator, he was given multiple scripts to review, but none of them fit the criteria for what he wanted to do for his first project. a director, that is until ‘Day Shift.’

“ThereThere were dark scripts about soldiers suffering from PTSD that I was not aware of. a soldier. ‘Oh, this would be good for you.’ I was like, ‘No.’ ‘Oh, you can do another ‘John Wick’ kind of movie.’ And I was like, ‘No, I don’t want to do that.’ As soon as I read ‘Day Shift,’ I knew I had to do this movie because I grew upIn the ’80s with ‘Big Trouble in Little China,’ ‘Lost Boys,’ ‘Evil Dead,’ ‘Fright Night,’ the action-comedy-horror genre in no particular order. As soon as I read ‘Day Shift,’ I knew I had to do it. I began working onYou can just put all your chips in it onThat is the one. And here we are,” the filmmaker told Slash Film.

In aSeparate interview with Coming Soon, PerryHe spoke out about his reasons for choosing the supernatural elements of the vampire genre. “… you’re based in reality [ in ‘John Wick’ films],” he elaborated. “Even though it’s not realistic that he could gun down how many people, but still, he’s a human being. There’s gravity and things that he cannot bend. As soon as you bring vampires in the mix, well, you’re reality plus 70%. Now I’ve got dramatic license onThe action of doing what I want is what elevates things. SoYou have these two worlds that are hidden in plain sight, the vampires union and the hunters colliding. Which, for me, was super interesting and fun.”

Is Netflix's Day Shift Based on a Comic Book or a Novel?
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Ultimately, PerryYou would like to aFilm that could be a perfect example of escapism and give the audience something to watch and enjoy that isn’t influenced by the troubles of the world. “RightNow, if possible, turn on the news, it’s dark. There’s monkeypox, COVID, Ukraine, Russia, and Taiwan, and China. I just wanted to do something fun that you didn’t have to feel … you didn’t have to watch, orSomeone tried to force an opinion on you. I wanted people just to enjoy it. A little bit of escapism doesn’t hurt anybody, and a few laughs can only do the world good right now,” Perry said. Clearly, ‘Day Shift’ isn’t based on a true story, but it’s perfectly understandable if someone thinks it is.

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