New Regency has picked up the film rights to Richard Brautigan’s iconic 1974 gothic western novel “The Hawkline Monster”.
The story follows two unlikely hero gunslingers hired by a fifteen-year-old girl named Magic Child to kill the monster that lives in ice caves under the basement of a house inhabited by a young woman named Miss Hawkline.
What follows is a unique adventure where there is more to Magic Child, Miss Hawkline and the house than meets the eye. Roy Lee (“It”) Andrew Trapani (“Winchester”) and Steven Schneider (“Glass”) will produce.
The deal involved the estates of both Brautigan and the late filmmaking icon Hal Ashby who spent years trying to mount a movie version with Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson and/or Dustin Hoffman back in the late 1970s. Tim Burton also tried to do a version but that too collapsed.
Source: Heat Vision