Jim Mickle‘s Cold in July Adaptation Finally Gets Moving Along with Night Hunter

It was way back in 2009 that we broke the exclusive that Stake Land director Jim Mickle would be adapting Joe R. Lansdale's Cold in July for the big screen. After years of silence finally there's some movement on that and more.

Variety reports that French shingles Wild Side Films and Memento Films are partnering on genre helmer Mickle's next two projects: Cold in July and Night Hunter. Wild Side will distribute in France; Memento Films will handle international sales.

An adaptation of Joe R. Landsdale's novel, the Texas-set Cold in July is described as a suspense flick in the vein of A History of Violence and Blood Simple, while Night Hunter is an original script penned by Mickle and his regular scribe partner Nick Damici. Set in 19th-century America, it is described as a mix of The Grey, "Game of Thrones" and The New World.

"I'm beyond thrilled to bring Joe Lansdale back to the bigscreen, (and I've) waited most of my life to make a wild movie like 'Night Hunter,'" Mickle said.

Look for more on these soon.

Jim Mickle‘s Cold in July Adaptation Finally Gets Moving Along with Night Hunter

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Source: Variety



Vanvance1's picture

This is good news. Strong directing talent tied to strong writing talent. I hope both these projects get off the ground.

Submitted by Vanvance1 on Sat, 05/19/2012 - 6:04pm.

Another Lansdale adaptation is definitely a good thing, especially with somebody as talented as Mickle (MULBERRY STREET and STAKELAND are both outstanding) behind the camera. Curious to see how somebody other than Coscarelli will film a Lansdale story, not that I have anything but the highest praise for Coscarelli's BUBBA HO-TEP and INCIDENT ON AND OFF A MOUNTAIN ROAD.

Submitted by Caterpillar on Sat, 05/19/2012 - 5:42pm.

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