Stephen Susco, the writer behind The Grudge, The Grudge 2, Texas Chainsaw 3D and the forthcoming Flatliners remake, has been set to adapt Fiona Cummins’ upcoming debut novel “Rattle” for television, Deadline is reporting.
“Dark and compelling, ‘Rattle’ is about a sinister bone collector who has a macabre obsession with his museum of medical oddities and when the time comes for a fresh harvest, it’s down to Detective Etta Fitzroy to hunt down the psychopath before he can add to his collection.” It’s expected to be adapted into a six-part series.
“I’m so excited to see my characters and their stories brought to life on screen,” said Cummins. “And I couldn’t be more thrilled that Stephen, who is bursting with brilliant ideas, has agreed to write the script.”
Susco said: “Rattle is one of the most emotional and chilling thrillers I’ve read in some time and I’m delighted to be working with Archery Pictures in bringing it to the screen.”
Thykier added: “Stephen Susco is one of the most dynamic and exciting writers of his generation. The opportunity to work with a screenwriter of his calibre and international success on a UK-based television drama is thrilling.”
Pan Macmillan is releasing the book on January 26 in the UK, after it obtained UK and Commonwealth rights in 2015.
Kris Thykier’s Archery Pictures acquired rights to the former Daily Mirror showbiz reporter’s first book in 2015, beating off fierce competition after it caused a stir when it was introduced at book fairs that year.