September 28, 2013 - 15:42 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has been tapped to adapt Night Film, the Marisha Pessl noir novel for Chernin Entertainment and director Rupert Wyatt, Deadline said.
Aguirre-Sacasa, one of the saviors who rescued the troubled stage musical Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark, has been working in every medium. He ranges from Glee to scripting the remake of Carrie and The Town That Dreaded Sundown and a screen version of Archie for Warner Bros, to writing the book for the Broadway musical transfer of Magic Mike.
In Night Film, a journalist investigates the suspected suicide of a young beauty, and discovers she is the daughter of a reclusive horror film helmer and that the girl was murdered and someone is bent on revenge.
Chernin bought the book in April and attached Wyatt, who directed Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes for the company.
Pessl is the author of Special Topics In Calamity Physics, and this book was published by Random House in August.
"Pessl is a skilled storyteller and, as with her debut novel, Special Topics in Calamity Physics (2006), she marshals an encyclopedic range of cultural references. Night Film nods to most of the contemporary western canon, from Sam Spade and Stanley Kubrick to The Raven and The Ring. Reading it is like devouring The Magus or gorging on a box set of Twin Peaks: at once all-consuming and mind-altering. Nothing else matters while there are pages to turn and, once the book is over, the world seems an emptier place.
Any loose ends that remain only fuel the fascination with the story, blurring that line between fact and fiction until the reader is lured into the puzzle all over again," the book review published in The Telegraph said.