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?
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, associate editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King and I briefly discuss The Hunger Games: Catching Fire before a remembrance of Paul Walker. Then we dive into our feature review of Spike Lee‘s Oldboy remake. Following that we take a look at the films [...]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out [...]
While December is often a time of reflection of the year past, before we embark on such a journey in forthcoming features, it’s time to take a look at what to keep on your radar in the next few weeks. A number of the below films won’t reach their widest release until early next year, [...]
When the Criterion Collection announced that Yasujirô Ozu’s towering 1953 work, Tokyo Story, would be coming to Blu-ray, my first reaction was “shit.” Not that this canonical work — beloved by cinephiles, filmmakers, academics, and nearly all else who encounter it — is undeserving of further attention. Instead my own reaction to this film, which [...]
Latest posts from Beats Per Minute