Dark Of The Moon But No Transformers

Chalk this up to a titular coincidence with the upcoming “Transformers” sequel to which it bears no connection.

Entpro, ArtReach and Paul Mason have teamed to pick up the film and stage musical rights to Howard Richardson and William Berney’s 1945 Appalachian Mountain-set play “Dark of the Moon” reports Variety.

Based on the folksong “The Ballad of Barbara Allen”, the story centres on an Appalachian witch boy who attempts to become human after he falls in love with a human girl.

Scribe Richard Alfieri will pen both the stage musical and the film adaptation, while Arthur Allan Seidelman will direct both incarnations. The musical hopes to hit Broadway in early 2012. No word on the film’s schedule yet.