Koontz’s “Twilight Eyes” Comes To Starz

Horror and sci-fi author Dean Koontz is becoming a hot property in Hollywood it seems. With a film adaptation of “Odd Thomas” in production, now comes word of another Koontz property getting adapted – for cable television.

The Starz network (“Spartacus,” “Camelot”) is set to produce an original limited series adaptation of Koontz’ 1985 novel “Twilight Eyes” reports Deadline.

The story follows a man named Slim MacKenzie, who uses his psychic powers to hunt Goblins – monsters that have the ability to mimic human beings.

Scribe Stephen Tolkin, who adapted the Koontz novels “Intensity” and “Mr. Murder” into late 90’s telemovies, has teamed with Koontz’ former agent Rob Lee on the project.

The aim is to do a small series run, around 6-8 episodes, and by doing it on premium cable it allows them to keep the book’s strong violence and sensuality intact. One change however is that the 1970’s setting will be updated to modern times.

Koontz will executive produce the series along with Lee and Tolkin.