Peter Webber ("Girl With a Pearl Earring") is attached to direct the noir thriller "Happy Camp" for Bedlam Productions. Playwright Zayd Dohrn penned the script. Shooting will begin in North America at the end of the year.
The movie follows a drug-addled former deputy sheriff searching for his missing daughter amongst the complex politics of a rural Californian logging community. Stella Nwimo will produce. [Source: THR]
In A Perfect World
Filmmaker Alexandre Aja ("Piranha 3D") has acquired film rights to American writer Laura Kasischke's bestselling novel "In a Perfect World". Charles Gillibert will produce.
The story revolves arounda newly-married, former flight attendant surviving life as a new stepmother to three children. Their lives are altered forever when a deadly flu epidemic breaks out.
Source: Screen Daily
Brit director Clio Barnard ("The Selfish Giant") is set to write and direct an adaptation of Rose Tremain's novel "The Trespass" at Left Bank. Suzanne Mackie, Lila Rawlings and Andy Harries will produce.
The story follows a wealthy but disillusioned antiques dealer from London seeking to remake his life in the countryside France. From the moment he arrives, a frightening and unstoppable series of consequences is set in motion. [Source: Screen Daily]
Mike van Diem ("Karakter") is set to direct the Dutch romantic comedy "The Surprise" for Content Film. Els Vandevorst, Hans de Weers, Mike Downey and Sam Taylor, Nino Lombardo, Macdara Kellerher and Michael Eckert will produce.
The story centers on a depressed man who hires a firm specializing in assisted and seemingly accidental suicides. After signing an irreversible contract, he falls for a beautiful woman and the pair are soon forced to try and outsmart the contracted firm. [Source: Variety]