Lately it seems that horror books being turned into movies is a trend that continues to gain traction. Now, Variety reports that Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners has acquired the rights for a feature film version of Tony Lunedi’s The Spire in the Woods, which first debuted in 2013 as a series of ten articles on Reddit. Amblin is partnering with Roy Lee and Jon Berg for the ghost story project.
After discovering the suicide of a schoolmate may be connected to a local legend, a young man embarks on a quest to discover the truth. Why had Robert Edward Kennan killed himself? Was it because of a failed relationship or something more insidious?
Spielberg’s Amblin Partners is behind such high-profile movies as The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018), Ready Player One (2018), and Ghost in the Shell (2017). Roy Lee and Jon Berg will be producing the project through Vertigo Entertainment, the company behind The Strangers (2008), The Boy (2016), and Blair Witch (2016).
This early in the game, there are no cast members or even a director attached to the film version of The Spire in the Woods, but be sure to follow us here on Nightmare on Film Street as we will keep you posted on things as soon as we learn more details.
As you can see, even without a cast, this project has some big talent already attached and seems super promising. Have you read The Spire in the Woods? Do you think it would make a good movie? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter, in the official NOFS Subreddit, and in the Horror Movie Fiend Club on Facebook!