Brad Anderson (Machinist, Session 9), is looking to adapt the graphic novel The Living and the Dead for Solipsist Films, reports Mania. Robert Tinnell and Todd Livngston created the book that focuses on a monstrous character who engages in the nineteenth-century version of snuff theater, luring innocent people in a Grand Guignol of flesh and blood. Anderson is currently at work on Vanishing on 7th Street with Hayden Christensen and John Leguizamo.
Here’s a long synopsis:
“You are a simple, country doctor in a small village. You have a beautiful wife and a wonderful son — the perfect life. Only they don’t know that in your past, you did a very bad thing! People died because of it, and you were forced to flee and live incognito. Now, in an opportunity to redeem yourself, you unwittingly unleash a brutal and perverse murderer, a deviant sociopath hell bent on using innocent people in a Grand Guignol of flesh and blood–a veritable nineteenth-century snuff theater. You alone can end his reign of sick terror — but at the risk of revealing your secret past and losing everything you love. Only you don’t know what’s worse — what you’ve created — or what you have to do to stop him!”