James Franco will direct and play the part of real-life stalker and satanic serial killer Richard Ramirez in the upcoming film, The Night Stalker based on Philip Carlo's novel of the same name.
Chris Cornell former lead singer of Soundgarden will co-produce the movie along with Nicolas Constantine who wrote the screenplay. Ramirez went on a rampage of sexual assault and murder in 1985. He entered homes at night and generated fear throughout Southern California. He quickly became America's most feared serial killer. He was later found guilty of 13 counts of murder, five attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglaries. Carlo died two months ago after battling Lou Gehrig's disease. His wife says that Carlo "was very impressed" with Cornell and Franco's vision for the film.