You might not think that the three writers who cranked out the script for 2010 Halle Berry drama Frankie & Alice are the ideal people to adapt Silk, a chilling Taiwanese tale of a dead child and the driven scientist who captures his energy in an old apartment building, for Western audiences, but Gold Circle Films disagrees. The company has hired Marko King, Mary King and Jonathan Watters to get the job done.
The 2006 original, directed by Chao-Bin Su, found a crippled scientist using his new invention, the Menger Sponge, to capture the essence of a vengeful ghost child. Employing the services of a lip-reading detective to discover why the spooky sprog’s energy is still so powerful, they eventually figure out that the poor lad’s mother killed the tumour-ridden tot and buried him near a nuclear plant. Naturally, things go scare-shaped from there.
According to the Heat Vision Blog, Gold Circle plans to have the writing trio forge a new path beyond the basic concept. The producers aren’t letting any real details slip yet, though the idea is to blend Michael Crichton with The Sixth Sense. So expect a similar story of technology meeting the supernatural and very bad things happening.
There's no word on any casting or a director being hired yet, but it's still early days...