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Bill Nighy and Natalie Dormer Set to Star in Peter Straub’s Shadowland 3D

One name who we don’t hear often enough when it comes to film adaptations is the great Peter Straub. Thankfully that’s about to change as a 3D (of course) adaptation of his novel Shadowland is now on its way. Maybe this could open the door for more of Straub’s work. We can only hope.

According to the official PFG Entertainment website, Shadowland 3D is now in pre-production starring the always fantastic Bill Nighy (Underworld, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean) and Natalie Dormer (“The Tudors”). Erik Canuel (Bon Cop, Bad Cop, TV’s “The Dead Zone”) will be at the directorial helm.

“Shadowland 3D is a fast-paced, compelling thriller based on the classic best selling novel by Peter Straub. A cross between “The Illusionist” and “The Shining”, the story is a timeless Faustian tale about a young university student who is lured by a charismatic old gentleman into the seductive world of magic but is forced to decide whether or not to join the forces of evil to save the life of his best friend.”

Look for more soon!

Bill Nighy and Natalie Dormer Set to Star in Peter Straub's Shadowland

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  • Tristan Sinns

    Holy crap! Straub is awesome. A far better film would be Floating Dragon.

    Shadowlands was interesting (it’s been maybe 20 years since I’ve read it) but entertaining. It’s almost two separate stories though. The first portion, where he is in an oppressive school, had a very different feel from the second half where he’s with his uncle (er, uncle? memories fuzzy – whatever the old man was to him…).

  • Vanvance1

    I’m not really a fan of his work which seems generic. But generally that’s what Hollywood does best.

    The girl they cast is pretty.

  • hegemon13

    I just finished Ghost Story, the first of Straub’s works I have read besides The Talisman. I was stunned. Blown away. Rarely does the horror genre see literary-quality writing, but Ghost Story is definitely one of the rare exceptions.

    It’s great to see Straub getting some attention. If Ghost Story is any indication, he deserves to be a LOT bigger name than he is. I have Shadowlands sitting on the bookshelf. I think I’ll pull that one down next.

  • Caterpillar

    I read the novel some 15 years ago, so of course my memory of it isn’t exactly fresh. So maybe I’m wrong but I don’t remember anything in the book that called for the 3D treatment. Hopefully they won’t ruin the film with gimmicky crap comin’ atcha!