Variety reports that New School Media, a production & management company launched by Former ICM lit agent Brian Levy will adapt a movie version of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel HAUNTED. Koen Mortier (EX-DRUMMER) will adapt and direct.
The article continues, "Haunted" revolves around a group of characters who answer an ad for a writers retreat and unwittingly end up competing in a "Survivor"-like scenario, where the host withholds heat, power and food. As the storytellers grow more desperate they ruthlessly plot to make themselves the hero of the reality show or film that they expect will be made from their plight.
Palahniuk, author of nine novels, is popular with Hollywood filmmakers. His books "Fight Club" and "Choke" have been made into films, while "Invisible Monsters" and "Survivor" are in development.
Mortier, who also works as a commercial director, made his directorial debut with "Ex-Drummer," which premiered at last year’s Toronto Film Festival."
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