MGM Film Group is planning a feature adaptation of Dark Harvest (TOR) by Normal Partridge, a Bram Stoker Award winner and a novel acclaimed as one of the top books in its publication year of 2006. From Deadline Hollywood:

Dark Harvest is set on Halloween in 1963 and centers around the October Boy aka Ol’ Hacksaw Face aka Sawtooth Jack. Whatever the name, everybody in this small Midwestern town knows who he is. He rises from the cornfields every Halloween, a butcher knife in his hand, and makes his way toward town, where gangs of teenage boys eagerly await their chance to confront the legendary nightmare. Both the hunter and the hunted, the October Boy is the prize in an annual rite of life and death. Pete McCormick knows that killing the October Boy is his one chance to escape a dead-end future in this one-horse town. He’s willing to risk everything, including his life, to be a winner for once. But before the night is over, Pete will look into the saw-toothed face of horror–and discover the terrifying true secret of the October Boy.

The adaptation has been written by David Slade (Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse).

“Slade most recently directed and executive produced the pilot for Barkskins for National Geographic and Scott Rudin,” says Deadline Hollywood. “He also recently directed the Emmy nominated Black Mirror episode of Bandersnatch.”

The full piece is here.

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