The Twilight films will be wrapping up this year, but the movies’ source – novelist Stephenie Meyer – is busier than ever. Another of her books, sci-fi-flavoured alien invasion tale The Host, is going through post-production, and the writer herself is developing quite a career as a producer. Using that power, she’s just picked up the rights to adapt spooky novel Down A Dark Hall.
Hall was penned by Louis Duncan back in 1974, and begins with young Kit Gordy arriving at the storied Blackwood boarding school. Worryingly, by his arrival the place is less associated with high educational standards and more with haunted goings on during its scary, tragic history. Kit will have to figure out what’s really happening…
Meyer will be working with Meghan Hibbert via their Fickle Fish Films and you’ll likely be unsurprised to hear that Twilight producer Wyck Godfrey is also in talks to get involved.
Meyer isn’t just interested in supernatural fare, though: she’s also produced Jerusha Hess’ new film, Austenland, which sees Keri Russell play a woman obsessed with Pride And Prejudice who heads to a Jane Austen theme park on holiday. That's due out later this year.