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.
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