Straub’s “Shadowland” Getting Adapted

Best-selling author Peter Straub will bring his 1980 horror/fantasy novel “Shadowland” to the big screen says The Hollywood Reporter.

Straub is teaming with Benjamin Straub and Larry Leahy to adapt the author’s books, starting with this $20 million 3D feature which will be shot on location in Ireland and the U.K. next year.

The story follows two young boys, Tom and Del, who spend a summer with Del’s uncle who is one of the foremost magicians in the world. As time passes, however, Tom soon begins to suspect the uncle isn’t a harmless illusionist but a real sorcerer.

Donald C. Archbold, Paul Myler and Leahy will produce and are said to be in talks with Bill Nighy and Jackson Rathbone for roles.