Big news hit the net yesterday, which I missed because I was sitting in Jury Duty selection from 8am on. It seems HAUNTED
is now on the fast-track to become Chuck Palahniuk's next movie adaptation. Variety reported that the option was acquired by Brian Levy, who has launched a management and production company called New School Media. 'Haunted' will be their first project.
The writer and director is going to Belgium filmmaker Koen Mortier
(pictured below). Mortier already has a building filmography listed on the IMDB
, but is most noted for his last film 'Ex-Drummer'. Koen is on board to write and direct the adaptation.
As a fan of most European film, I'm personally excited by this news. Koen is a filmmaker not saturated by Hollywood. An outsider. And with 'Haunted' being such a tough adaptation, it will be interesting to see someone that might have a very unique and fresh approach to the material.
What do you all think? Sound off.