Don’t run at the sight of her name — she’s only producing, people. Variety reports that the woman behind this last decade’s most love-it-or-hate-it franchise will change her typical creative duties with Down a Dark Hall, the film adaptation of, yes, another author’s work. The writer in question is Lois Duncan, who wrote Dark Hall and, in turn, chronicled the tale of Blackwood boarding school, its students, and all the mysterious goings-on.
It’s expected that Meyer and her company, Fickle Fish, will produce with Twilight‘s own Wyck Godfrey. With the book having just been optioned, however, they’re the only two creative forces on board right now; not that Meyer would have trouble getting a (relatively) smaller film project into motion, anyway, but a studio, director, etc. could still be a while off, depending on how much attraction the material actually has. (This is true of, oh, a large majority of recently-bought books, too.) When more comes in, you can expect us to deliver it.
Here’s a longer synopsis of the book (via Amazon):
“Kit Gordy sees Blackwood Hall towering over black iron gates, and she can’t help thinking, This place is evil. The imposing mansion sends a shiver of fear through her. But Kit settles into a routine, trying to ignore the rumors that the highly exclusive boarding school is haunted.
Then her classmates begin to show extraordinary and unknown talents. The strange dreams, the voices, the lost letters to family and friends, all become overshadowed by the magic around them. When Kit and her friends realize that Blackwood isn’t what it claims to be, it might be too late.”
Is Dark Hall suitable for the cinematic treatment? Is your opinion affected by Meyers’ involvement?
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