Date: 9th June 2020
Jake Gyllenhaal is attached to star in "Snow Blind", a film adaptation of author Ollie Masters' graphic novel with the project currently out on offer to interested studios.
The graphic novel, penned by Ollie Masters (The Kitchen), follows high school teen Teddy, whose life in a sleepy suburb in Alaska is turned upside-down when he innocently posts a photo of his dad online and subsequently learns he and his family are in the Witness Protection Program. When a man seeking revenge and FBI agents invade their town, Teddy learns his father's reasons for going into the program may not be as innocent as he says.
The film adaptation will be penned by Carnegie Medal-winning author and screenwriter Patrick Ness, best-known for his work on the 2011 coming-of-age fantasy A Monster Calls, writing the novel and penning the script, and authoring the Chaos Walking novel series and co-writing the screenplay for the upcoming adaptation starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley. Gustav Möller, known for the Danish thriller The Guilt, will be making his English directorial debut on the project.
Gyllenhaal will produce alongside his Nine Stories partner Riva Marker, as well as Ross Richie, Stephen Christy and Adam Yoelin of BOOM! Studios. Gyllenhaal and Möller recorded a video pitch for Snow Blind and granted interested parties follow-up meetings on Zoom. Multiple studios and streamers have already submitted bids on the project, so expect a distributor to come aboard soon.
Source: Press Release
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