Sunday, 30 October 2016

Movie adaptation of Joe Hill's Snapshot 1988 planned

Author Joe Hill's work has already hit our screens before with Horns (2013), and rights to his other books and stories have quickly been snapped up. Now news arrives via The Hollywood Reporter that the latest tale to attract attention is his novella, Snapshot 1988.

The story, part of a four novella compilation that won't be published until late 2017 or even early 2018, attracted plenty of attention from studios partly because of its author but also because of its 1988 setting, as companies start looking for 1980s set material in the wake of Stranger Things' success.

As the title suggests, Snapshot is set in 1988 and finds a 13-year-old boy taking care of his elderly former housekeeper that everyone thinks has succumb to dementia. But it turns out there is a much more sinister issue at play here, as an evil man known as The Phoenician is stealing her memories using a mysterious camera.

Writer and director Mike Flanagan (Oculus) is in talks to work on the adaptation alongside regular collaborator Jeff Howard. The pair have Ouija: Origin Of Evil out in cinemas now. Hill's next release is Strange Weather, the novella compilation that includes Snapshot 1988.

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