Filmmaker, producer, and makeup effects master Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead, Creepshow) is working on a new feature film adaptation of F. Paul Wilson’s 1981 novel The Keep!
Wilson broke the news on Twitter, noting that Nicotero is “a longtime fan of the book and he’s got the chops to do a worthy adaptation.”
The Keep was previously adapted in 1983 by Paramount. Michael Mann wrote and directed the film, which was the victim of studio meddling. Wilson wasn’t a fan of that adaptation, and the film flopped at the box office.
In The Keep: “When an elite SS extermination squad is dispatched to solve a problem in a small castle high in the remote Transylvanian Alps, the men find something that’s both powerful and terrifying. Invisible and silent, the enemy selects one victim per night, leaving the bloodless and mutilated corpses behind to terrify its future victims.
“The Nazis bring in a local expert on folklore―who just happens to be Jewish―to shed some light on the mysterious happenings. And unbeknownst to anyone, there is another visitor on his way―a man who awoke from a nightmare and immediately set out to meet his destiny.
“The battle has begun: On one side, the ultimate evil created by man, and on the other…the unthinkable, unstoppable, unknowing terror that man has inevitably awakened.”
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)