Tango Pictures have acquired the film rights to the Ben H. Winters’ horror novel Bedbugs, and they’ve already got a writer lined up, as Deadline reports that filmmaker Ti West will adapt the bestseller for the big screen, with producers Christina Lurie, Steven Shainberg, and Andrew Lazar overseeing the project.
Described as a tale of “urban paranoia,” Bedbugs follows a family who encounter weird occurrences after they move into a new home. One family member begins suffering what she suspects are bedbug bites, but is soon confronted with a more menacing explanation for the strange happenings.
In a statement that shed some light on what to possibly expect from the film, the tome’s publisher, Quirk Publishing, expressed their approval of West’s involvement.
“Reading Bedbugs as a manuscript felt like the literary equivalent of a Ti West horror movie—a slow-burning supernatural story with fully realized characters, light on gore but heavy on menace and dread.”
Quirk, who released Bedbugs last year, will also receive an executive producer credit. We’ll keep you informed on production and release dates.
What do you think of Bedbugs as movie? Have you read the book?
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