FANGORIA RADIO recently spoke with author Jack Ketchum who’s latest novel adaptation RED premiered at the Sundance film festival earlier this year. RED marks the third adaptation of his work, following THE LOST and THE GIRL NEXT DOOR. "I’m three for three," Ketchum told FANGO. "Like the other two films, RED doesn’t compromise, though it’s the most mainstream of the three films. I’m very happy with it. Brian Cox sat next to me at the screening, and he has been acting for 50 years. He turned to me, kind of nervous, and said, ‘It really is good, isn’t it?’ " That’s right. Brian Cox is the lead in RED, which also co-stars Robert Englund, Kim Dickens, Amanda Plummer and Tom Sizemore. What I didn’t know is that original director Lucky McKee (MAY, THE WOODS) left the project and was replaced by Norwegian director Trygve Allister Diesen.

“You would never know there were two directors on the film,”
Ketchum told FANGO. “It was a seamless transition.”

The article also states that MAGNOLIA PICTURES, who recently put out THE SIGNAL, SEVERANCE and THE HOST are very close to securing RED for theatrical release.

What else is on the horizon for Ketchum? Philip Nutman (who co-scripted THE GIRL NEXT DOOR’s screenplay) is writing and directing a feature based on Ketchum’s THE CROSSINGS. Meanwhile, Ketchum’s next novel OLD FLAMES will be out in June via publisher Leisure, followed shortly thereafter by a collection of memoirs titled BOOK OF SOULS.

If you haven’t discovered Jack Ketchum’s work, now’s the time to catch up FRIGHT fans!

I personally recommend his collection of short stories PEACEABLE KINGDOM. Fantastic read.

Original article: http://www.fangoria.com/news_article.php?id=6195

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