Chris Columbus Enters “Cypress House”

Filmmaker Chris Columbus and 1492 Pictures have acquired screen rights to Michael Koryta’s novel “The Cypress House” reports Deadline

The story is set along an isolates stretch of the Florida Gulf Coast during the devastating 1935 hurricane. The protagonist is a WWI veteran who’s plagued by premonitions of death for his traveling companions.

Columbus will write the script and produce with Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe.