“The Favourite,” “The Lobster” and “Killing of a Sacred Deer” director Yorgos Lanthimos is reportedly in talks to direct a film adaptation of Richard Brautigan’s darkly comic horror western novel “The Hawkline Monster” for New Regency.
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.
The film has had a long Hollywood history. The late and great Hal Ashby spent years trying to mount a movie version with the likes of Harry Dean Stanton, Jeff Bridges and Jack Nicholson under consideration in the late 1970s. Tim Burton also tried to do a version with Nicholson and Clint Eastwood but that too collapsed.
Roy Lee (“IT”) Andrew Trapani (“Winchester”) and Steven Schneider (“Pet Sematary”) will produce.
Source: Heat Vision