On August 7th, 2017, professional writer/illustrator Adam Ellis began chronicling (via Twitter) an apparent haunting of his Los Angeles apartment. What followed was nothing less than a supernatural saga, one that took on the moniker of the paranormal perpetrator, Dear David, a ghost who died in an accident as a young child. The otherworldly intrusions ended in a potential movie deal when, last June, IT producer Dan Lin announced he was developing Dear David for big screens.
Ellis has always maintained that the Dear David haunting was real—not just a marketing stunt used to pitch a movie idea.
Last September, using a script penned by Mike Van Waes, Lin began shopping Dear David to major studios. Yesterday, Collider reported that New Line won the resulting bidding war and will distribute the film once it’s completed. No word yet on who’s directing or starring in the film, nor when New Line plans to release the Dear David, but we’ll keep our ears to the ground in order to bring you additional details as they emerge. Stay tuned!
If you aren’t familiar with Dear David, you can read the entire Twitter saga, HERE.