Shaun Hutson’s Horror Novel Chase Has Been Acquired For a Film Adaptation


Hot out of Cannes is the news that British production company Hereford Films has acquired the rights to adapt Shaun Hutson’s forthcoming horror novel Chase into a feature-length film, according to Variety. The plan not only includes Chase but also includes Hutson’s 1988 novel Assassins and will form a new publishing brand with Hutson’s publisher Caffeine Nights, titled Hereford Books. The purpose of this brand will be to produce movie novelizations that also expand those worlds with original stories.

Hutson is a prolific author over several decades who wrote the 1982 novel Slugs, which was adapted into a film in 1988 from director J.P. Simon. He also did the movie novelization of The Terminator.

Chase will be published this November.

Chase follows a couple who take their eight-year-old daughter on a dream U.S. holiday, unaware of a series of child abductions and murders and a crazed cult that have spread terror across the area they intend to visit. As they travel along the highways of Colorado they are pursued not just by the forces of an unimaginable evil but also by the darkness within themselves.



Sign up for The Harbinger a Dread Central Newsletter