Mr. David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, 30 Days of Night) is directing the film adaptation of Dark Harvest. Michael Gilio is adapting the screenplay while David Manpearl and Matt Tolmach is producing the project.
Here is the goodread's synopsis of Dark Harvest, written by Norman Partridge:
Winner of the Bram Stoker Award and named one of the 100 Best Novels of 2006 by Publishers Weekly, Dark Harvest by Norman Patridge is a powerhouse thrill-ride with all the resonance of Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery."
Halloween, 1963. They call him the October Boy, or Ol' Hacksaw Face, or Sawtooth Jack. Whatever the name, everybody in this small Midwestern town knows who he is. How he rises from the cornfields every Halloween, a butcher knife in his hand, and makes his way toward town, where gangs of teenage boys eagerly await their chance to confront the legendary nightmare. Both the hunter and the hunted, the October Boy is the prize in an annual rite of life and death.
Pete McCormick knows that killing the October Boy is his one chance to escape a dead-end future in this one-horse town. He's willing to risk everything, including his life, to be a winner for once. But before the night is over, Pete will look into the saw-toothed face of horror--and discover the terrifying true secret of the October Boy . . .
"This is contemporary American writing at its finest."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Dark Harvest.
Source Material: deadline.com
The Mysterious Benedict Society series has found a home in Hulu. The best selling YA novel, written by Trenton Lee steward, will be co-produce by Sonar Entertainment and Disney TV Studios' 20th Century Fox TV. Mr. Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay are writing the screenplay.
Mr. James Bobin is directing the pilot episode while Hay, Tarses, Manfredi, and Karen Sherwood are executive producing the project.
Here is the goodread's synopsis of The Mysterious Benedict Society(book one):
"Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?" ad attracts dozens for mind-bending tests readers may try. Only two boys and two girls succeed for a secret mission, undercover and underground into hidden tunnels. At the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, the only rule is - there are no rules.
Source material: deadline.com
Negotiations are currently going on in regard to Ms. Amanda Seyfried taking the lead in All Things Heard & Seen. Directing the project are Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (American Splendor). They will also adapt the screenplay. Peter Cron, Stefanie Azpiazu, and Anthony Bregman are producing it along with Ms. Julie Cohen. Hudson Valley, New York is where the production would take place. It starts in October 2019.
Here is the goodread's synopsis of All Things Cease to Appear (renamed All Things Heard & Seen for the film adaptation):
Late one winter afternoon in upstate New York, George Clare comes home to find his wife murdered and their three-year-old daughter alone--for how many hours?--in her room down the hall. He had recently, begrudgingly, taken a position at the private college nearby teaching art history, and moved his family into this tight-knit, impoverished town. And he is the immediate suspect--the question of his guilt echoing in a story shot through with secrets both personal and professional. While his parents rescue him from suspicion, a persistent cop is stymied at every turn in proving Clare a heartless murderer. The pall of death is ongoing, and relentless; behind one crime are others, and more than twenty years will pass before a hard kind of justice is finally served. At once a classic "who-dun-it" that morphs into a "why-and-how-dun-it," this is also a rich and complex portrait of a psychopath and a marriage, and an astute study of the various taints that can scar very different families, and even an entire community.
Mr. Jordan Peele ( Get out, US) will produce the reboot of Candyman under his production company Monkeypaw Productions. Little Known Fact: the original Candy Man movie was adapted from a short story titled "The Forbidden" written by Mr. Clive Barker(the short story is in the Books of Blood novel).
Universal Picture will distribute it while Ms. Nia DaCosta( Little Woods) is directing the gothic horror. So far, Mr. Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead, If Beale Street Could Talk) and Mr. Nathan Stewart-Jarret ( Four Weddings and a Funeral, Misfits) recently joined the cast. Ms. Teyonah Parris(Point Blank, If Beale Street Could Talk) and Mr. Yahya Abul-Mateen II (Aquaman, US) are also in the reboot.
The film will be release in June 12th, 2020 and the plan is to film the movie solely in Chicago.
Source Material: Deadline.com
Mr. Shawn Levy/ Dan Cohen(21 Laps) along with Mr. James Wan/ Michael Clear( Atomic Monster) are producing the film adaptation of Ms. Stephanie Perkins's horror novel There's Someone Inside Your House.
Wikipedia's synopsis of There's someone inside your house:
Makani Young is still adjusting to her new life in the small town of Osborne, one year after her parents sent her away from Hawaii to live with her grandmother in rural Nebraska. Though, she befriends a few friends and even flirts with a romantic interest at Osborne High, she is still haunted by the secrets of her past life. Sometime later, the students at her school die in a series of gruesome murders. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets of the past will finally be revealed.
Mr. Patrick Brice ( Creep, The Overnight) will direct the feature. Mr. Henry Gayden(Shazam!) will write the screenplay, while Mr. Judson Scott and Brendan Ferguson will be executive producers.
Sydney Park ( Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists) gets the lead role. Meanwhile here are the individuals on the call sheet: Theodore Pellerin, Dale Whiblery, Jesse LaTourette, Asjha Cooper, Burkely Duffield, and Diego Josef.
As of yet Netflix hasn't announced when production will start.
Source Material: hollywoodreporter.com
Mr. David Gordon Green, director of the sequel/reboot of Halloween, has confirmed that there will be two sequels of Halloween. There will be a back-to-back production which begins in this September. The sequel title is Halloween Kills and the 3rd film will be titled Halloween Ends. Halloween Kills will open in October 16, 2020 and Halloween Ends will open in October 15, 2021.
Here is David Gordon Green's statements from Collider:
“It’s just a continuation of it. It’s telling the story, moving forward,” Green said. “It’s not another reinvention or anything like that. It’s this world that we’ve established, and then it continues beyond the events of the first one.”
“I think, ultimately, Michael Myers is such an iconic character that no one besides Carpenter is ever gonna have ownership over him. This will be our chance at the table to play with these characters, and I’m sure that, when we’re done, other people will come in and do the same thing, or have their own reinvention. Michael Myers is iconic enough to allow that, too. He’s like James Bond, where you can have different actors and different filmmakers. He represents something so simple and scary that he can be translated by lots of different people.”
So, in the meantime, you can check out a past interview I did with the author of the Halloween sequel/reboot Mr. John Passarella here. Hopefully, John Passarella will be involve in book adaptation of both films.
Source Material: Collider.com
Writer and director, Mr. Jacob Chase, has gotten his spec script purchased by Paramount Pictures. He will also direct the untitled project. Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman will produce the project under The Picture Company. They are the same producer that worked on Jacob Chase's upcoming film titled Larry. So far this untitled project is about a family man who took his family to a trip in order to protect them from something horrific.
Jacob Chase has sold other spec script such as Infinite to Sony( he's also executive producer of numerous project including They Hear It(Legendary) and Whisper(Amblin).
You can check out my past interview that I did with Jacob Chase about his upcoming film Larry by simply clicking here.
Source Material: Deadline.com
Mr. LaKeith Stanfield will executive-produce the film adaptation of an Nigerian-american author Kwame Onwuachi's memoir titled Notes from a young black chef. Although a director hasn't been hired yet for the project, Mr. Randy Mckinnon will write the screenplay. Mr. Colin Stark will serve as an executive producer as well.
The memoir was written by both Mr. Kwame Owuachi and Joshua David Stein. The story is about Kwame's life journey from the Bronx to opening his own restaurant at the rightful age of twenty-six.
Mr. Kwane Onwuachi is known for appearing in Bravo's Top Chef and he won the 2019 James Beard award for Rising Chef of the Year.
I hope you check out Ms. Soledad O'brien's interview with Kwane Onwuachi on Youtube:
Source Material: deadline.com
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