Movie News! Lost Girls Edition

It’s coming up on twelve years since its initial publication, but my first novel, Lost Girls, just won’t go gently into the night.  The French rights were just sold (maybe they needed a decade to read the ms.?) and now…there is a director attached to the movie project!

Erik Canuel is the Montreal-based director of a clutch of visually stunning, award-winning movies, most notably Bon Cop, Bad Cop (which also happens to be the highest-grossing Canadian film in history).  Erik became involved after reading my screenplay adaptation, and we have been meeting together since then in polishing the script.  He has a clear vision for the movie, one I’m very excited about.  (We both see parts of ourselves in Barth Crane, which is perhaps worrying, but what can you do?)  Our goal is to make the kind of movie they don’t do too many of these days:  a smart, character-driven horror film for grownups.

The producer behind the project is Steve Hoban, who most recently produced Splice (starring Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley).  We’re hoping to shoot in 2011.

More casting news and details to come in the new year…

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