'Twilight' Author Stephenie Meyer Looks to Adapt 'Down a Dark Hall'
Though the author doesn't have much street cred with The Twilight Saga and their feature film adaptations not spanning much beyond a tween audience and a variety of female demographics, you can't deny that Stephenie Meyer is still a successful author, even if she isn't a very good one. Her sci-fi novel The Host is already heading to the big screen, but that won't be the last film to come with Meyer's name involved. Variety has word the author is producing an adaptation of Lois Duncan's young adult novel Down a Dark Hall with Meghan Hibbett and the Fickle Fish Films production banner backing the adaptation as well.
Here's the official synopsis of the 1974 book which had a new version published just last year:
Kit Gordy sees Blackwood Hall towering over black iron gates, and she can't help thinking, This place is evil. The imposing mansion sends a shiver of fear through her. But Kit settles into a routine, trying to ignore the rumors that the highly exclusive boarding school is haunted.
Then her classmates begin to show extraordinary and unknown talents. The strange dreams, the voices, the lost letters to family and friends, all become overshadowed by the magic around them.
When Kit and her friends realize that Blackwood isn't what it claims to be, it might be too late.
Meyer also has her hand in the Jerusha Hess directed adaptation of Austenland, so the author has turned her book money into movie money for what will hopefully to prove to be a sound and continued investment. While I have no faith her Meyer as a writer, it seems like she could turn out to be quite the film producer. Apparently Wyck Godfrey, who has been behind The Twilight Saga film adaptations is also involved as a producer, but considering the source material has nothing to do with sparkly vampires and was not written by Meyer, this might actually be something tolerable to see on the big screen.