Nico Tortorella (“Scream 4”) is in negotiations to play the villain role in the Stephen Sommers-directed adaptation of Dean Koontz’s book series “Odd Thomas” reports Heat Vision.
The story follows Odd Thomas (Anton Yelchin), an optimistic twenty-year-old short-order cook who can see both dead people and the shadowy figures called ‘bodachs’ that appear around death and disaster. When bodachs seem to be swarming around a diner customer he nicknames ‘Fungus Man’, Odd is convinced the man is connected to a terrible catastrophe about to occur.
Tortorella will play a police officer who is also secretly a member of a Satanic cult bent on destroying the town. John Baldecchi and Howard Kaplan are producing.
The $20-30 million budget feature will shoot in New Mexico later this spring and summer.
Meanwhile, Rufus Sewell (“Dark City,” “The Illusionist”) has scored the role of the lead vampire villain Adam in 20th Century Fox’s “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” reports Variety.
Based on the bestselling book by Seth Grahame-Smith, the story revolves around the president’s quest to rid the world of vampires – the real conflict behind the Civil War.
Sewell joins a cast that includes Benjamin Walker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Dominic Cooper. Bekmambetov will co-produce with Tim Burton and Jim Lemley.