Not one or two but now three modern-day set adaptations of Henry James’ 1898 horror novella “The Turn of the Screw” are set to arrive for the screen in the near future.
Jeffrey Katzenberg’s short-form streaming service Quibi has begun development of a contemporary series take on the work with Alexandra McNally (“Under the Dome”), Josh Berman (“Drop Dead Diva”) and Sony Pictures Television producing.
This one will have a Gothic soap opera vibe and follows a young Mexican-American nanny who is hired to care for \two children at their summer home on an idyllic island in the Pacific Northwest. Things take a sinister turn when the nanny begins seeing ghosts and her grip on reality begins to blur.
This follows on from the Mackenzie Davis and Finn Wolfhard-led “The Turning” horror film due in cinemas in January, and Netflix’s “The Haunting of Hill House” follow-up season “The Haunting of Bly Manor” which will likely hit closer to Halloween. The property was most famously and faithfully adapted into Scorsese-fave 1961 period chiller “The Innocents”.
Quibi is set to launch April 6th 2020.