Stephen Sommers Now Confirmed to Direct 'Odd Thomas' Movie
Back in September we heard that director Stephen Sommers (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) might be lining up an adaptation of Dean Koontz's supernatural novel Odd Thomas. Now ScreenDaily (via ComingSoon) has confirmed that Sommers is indeed attached to an adaptation of the story that follows the titular Odd Thomas (who narrates the books almost like a film noir) who lacks ambition working as a fry cook in California but has the gift of seeing and conversing with ghosts. He's notlooking to change the world, but he does use his talents to help out the local police chief in solving brutal crimes. Read what Sommers has to say about the project below!
Sommers remarked, ""As soon as I read the book I felt compelled to turn it into a movie. It's a fantastic love affair between these two wonderful characters. The story combines action with heart, laughs and scares. It felt right to be doing this independently and I'm excited to take this to the market." So apparently no studio is involved with the project as Sommers is producing himself with Howard Kaplan (producer of The Good Shepherd) and John Baldecchi (producer of The Mexican).
If you want a full rundown of the story in the first book, check out our previous story on the adaptation. If the first film is successful, you can bet a franchise might be in order adapting the rest of the book series which includes three more books and two graphic novels. Now that it's official, what do you think of Stephen Sommers director Odd Thomas?