Fans of the badass new book from Saw writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton and Shock Festival creator Stephen Romano, Black Light (review here), have a good reason to be smiling today! A film adaptation is well on its way!
According to Deadline, Melton and Dunstan are plotting out the movie adaptation of Black Light, a new thriller novel they wrote with Stephen Romano that was just published by Mulholland Books.
They’ve enlisted Michael De Luca to produce, and WME is starting to put the package together. The scribes are repped by WME and Underground Management.
The novel revolves around a private eye who has unique gifts that make him suited to solve cases that involve the supernatural. All the while, he’s obsessed with the mother and father who were killed while he was a child. He uses a “black light” to try and remember his past and contact his parents, to no avail. When a reclusive billionaire hires him, all the pieces begin to fit together.
“I am very grateful to be working with Patrick and Marcus on the BLACK LIGHT project,” Romano tells DC exclusively. “There is every indication that I will be involved with the film as well. And I am thrilled that De Luca is producing. He was really our first choice because he’s a big guy out there and he understands the genre. A lot of people forget that he actually comes from a background in horror screenwriting, having penned one of Carpenter’s most beloved, IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS. Plus, he’s the super producer of THE SOCIAL NETWORK and MONEYBALL. So, in our opinion, that makes him a really well-rounded guy for this sort of film. I don’t think we could ask for the project to be in better hands. I think the priority now is to find the right director. It’s an exciting time.”
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