Ti West has sprung to the forefront of independent US horror film-making in the past few years, marking his place as an important new talent with such fayre as the wonderful The House Of The Devil and his most recent offering, The Innkeepers.
Now, Deadline are reporting that the services of West have been secured in connection with penning a big-screen adaptation of Ben H. Winters’ horror bestseller, Bedbugs.
The plot of the book is as follows,
Bedbugs is a tale of urban paranoia set in Brooklyn that follows the Wendt family as they move in to a new home and suddenly start to encounter strange occurrences. Susan Wendt begins suffering what she suspects are bedbug bites, but she’s the only one getting bitten and suddenly fears she may be going crazy. That’s until she’s confronted with a more menacing explanation for the strange things happening to her and the family.
Jason Rekulak, Creative director of Quirk publishing, had the following to say on West’s involvement with the project. “Reading Bedbugs as a manuscript felt like the literary equivalent of a Ti West horror movie—a slow-burning supernatural story with fully realized characters, light on gore but heavy on menace and dread.”
There is no word as yet regarding whether West himself will direct or if that job will fall to someone else.
More on this as it comes.
Oh…and The Innkeepers will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on June 25th.
SOURCE – Deadline