It’s wonderful seeing horror author Brian Keene getting the recognition he so richly deserves, and we’re completely stoked to tell you cats that the next film adaptation based on his work, Dark Hollow, has taken a big step forward.
From the Press Release
The Devil’s Rock director Paul Campion’s adaptation of US horror author Brian Keene’s novel Dark Hollow took another step toward the big screen by being hand-picked as one of only 14 films selected projects for Frontières: The 2012 Fantasia Film Festival Co-Production Market.
Part of Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, Frontières will be held from July 26th to July 29th and will feature an exciting array of filmmakers, from gifted newcomers to world-renowned masters, who will be able to present their projects to international producers, sales agents and distributors in an environment focused on genre film production.
Brian Keene has already shown his support for the adaptation, blogging and tweeting recently about his meeting with Paul and their reference scouting in Pennsylvania together. And with Shane Rangi (Spartacus, Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings) attached to play the satyr Hylinus, Dark Hollow is slowly making its way out of the woods.
On a walk through local woods rumoured to be haunted, writer Adam Shay comes across a strange sight: a statue of a half-man/half-goat creature, a satyr from ancient legends, that comes to life before his eyes. Soon women in town begin disappearing, summoned to the woods by the satyr’s hypnotic piping. When Adam gathers his friends to hunt down the satyr and save the women, what they uncover is an unholy evil hell-bent on protecting itself and spreading its seed…
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