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Douglas Borton’s long out-of-print horror novel Kane, which Unstable Ground recently acquired the film rights to, has just been re-released as an eBook via Borton’s current pen name, NY Times and USA Today best-selling author Michael Prescott.
The title is currently available on Amazon (link below), Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.
The film adaptation, entitled Mark of Kane, is one of the ‘Off-Frontieres’ Selections at Fantasia’s upcoming Frontieres International Co-Production Market. The adaption is co-scripted by Serena Whitney (writer at Dread Central) and Justin McConnell (The Collapsed, Skull World).
Whitney and McConnell also co-produce along with prolific Canadian-producer Avi Federgreen (Still Mine, One Week, High Life). The team is rounded out by two highly-respected genre directors who currently serve as consulting producers: Adam Mason (Blood River, The Devil’s Chair, Broken), and George Mihalka (My Bloody Valentine, 24 Hour Rental). A director has yet to be named.
Kane is a force of nature. »
- Steve Barton
The filmmaking duo of Adam Mason and Simon Boyes have been carving out a name for themselves within the community in the last several years, scripting and directing films like Blood River and The Devil's Chair. Up next, they bring us a horror story for the internet age, and we've got the scoop for ya today!
Deadline reports that Mason and Boyes have been hired to write internet-themed horror flick Fear Followers, based off a treatment by Jaime Primak Sullivan.
Per a source close to the project, the film tracks four college students who run a blog for fear junkies called Fear Followers, searching for the scariest haunted houses in America. They become trapped in one house and must fight for survival while their followers watch live online.
Jaime Primak Sullivan will co-produce, with no word yet on a director. In the past, all Mason/Boyes-scripted films have been directed by Mason, »
- John Squires
Exclusive: Writing team Adam Mason and Simon Boyes (Blood River) have been hired to write internet-themed horror pic Fear Followers for Relativity Media. The duo started out collaborating across the pond on the 2006 UK indie genre feature Broken and followed with The Devil’s Chair, Blood River, Luster, and Junkie, which Mason directed and co-scripted with Boyes. They will script based off a treatment by Jaime Primak Sullivan, who is also a co-producer. Per a source close to the project, film tracks four college students who run a blog for fear junkies called Fear Followers, searching for the scariest haunted […] »
Nothing gives us a greater sense of pride than when one of our own makes good. The next Dread Central writer to break into the film industry is Serena Whitney, who's finally getting a chance to help bring her dream project to the screen. Congrats, Serena!
From the Press Release
Canadian production company Unstable Ground has acquired the film rights to Douglas Borton’s horror novel Kane. The project is now in development and will be scripted by Serena Whitney (writer at Dread Central) and Justin McConnell (The Collapsed, Skull World).
Whitney and McConnell will also co-produce, along with prolific Canadian producer Avi Federgreen (Still Mine, One Week, High Life). The team is rounded out by two highly respected genre directors, who currently serve as consulting producers: Adam Mason (Blood River, The Devil’s Chair, Broken) and George Mihalka (My Bloody Valentine, 24 Hour Rental). A director has yet to be named. »
- Steve Barton
The rights to author Douglas Borton's 1990 novel Kane have been picked up by Canadian production house Unstable Ground. The film is being scripted by Justin McConnell (The Collapsed) and Serera Whitney. The two will produce with Avid Federgreen and "consulting producers" Adam Mason (The Devil's Chair) and George Mihalka (My Blood Valentine).
The post Douglas Borton’s Kane is Heading to the Screen appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
Word has come today that Joe Johnston's Not Safe for Work is going to be headed straight to video come this April. Read on for details and of course the artwork, which incidentally is completely safe for work.
Look for it in stores on April 15th.
For the film Johnston reteamed with his Captain America star Jj Feild (Neil Marshall's Centurion) along with Tom Gallop (The Bourne Identity) and Emmy winner Christian Clemenson ("CSI: Miami"). Max Minghella (The Social Network) stars as the cunning protagonist, while Eloise Mumford (ABC's "The River") plays his girlfriend, who works at the same office along with Clemenson.
Horror favorites Adam Mason and Simon Boyes (Blood River, The Devil's Chair) wrote the script, which follows an unsuspecting office worker, Tom Miller (Max Minghella), who becomes trapped in his office building with a demented killer (Jj Feild). As Tom rushes to protect those employees working late, »
- Uncle Creepy
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