Green Freaks Out The Heartland

David Gordon Green (“Superbad,” “Pineapple Express”) will direct the horror thriller “Freaks of the Heartland” for Overture Films says The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on the Dark Horse graphic novel by Steve Niles (“30 Days of Night”), the six-part 2004 series follows teenager Trevor Owen’s attempts to protect his “monster” of a 6-year-old younger brother, along with the other “freaks” of rural Middle American town Gristlewood Valley, from their parents’ worst instincts.

Scribes Peter Sattler and Geoff Davey adapted the property which Mike Richardson and Niles are producing.