We’ve yet to see a really kickass film adaptation of Jack Ketchum’s work, but if there’s any one young filmmaker out there who stands a chance of delivering the goods, it’s Lucky McKee (May). A couple of months ago we reported that McKee was re-teaming with Angela Bettis to bring us the sequel to Ketchum’s Offspring called The Woman, and now finally a bit more has come to light regarding the project.
Joining Bettis on the film will be Sean Bridgers (“Justified”, “Bones”, “Deadwood”) and Pollyanna McIntosh. “THE WOMAN is based on the upcoming collaborative novel by Lucky McKee and award-winning horror author Jack Ketchum, dubbed “the scariest guy in America” by Stephen King. The hardcover edition will be published by Bloodletting Press in January 2011. The character of “The Woman” comes from the film OFFSPRING, also based on the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name, which was released on by Lionsgate/Ghosthouse Underground on October 6th, 2009.
Following the successful adaptations of his other novels, such as THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, THE WOMAN is the fifth Ketchum novel to be adapted into a feature film.”
Dig on the official plot crunch below.
The Woman is the last surviving member of a feral clan that has roamed the Northeast Coast for decades. When the last of her family is killed in a battle with the police, The Woman finds herself alone, severely wounded and vulnerable. Unfortunately, she is now a far too easy prey for local hunter, successful country lawyer and seriously disturbed family man Christopher Cleek. With his twisted set of ideals, Cleek decides to embark upon a deranged project – to capture her and “break” The Woman – a decision that will soon threaten the lives of Cleek, his family and The Woman.
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