Jeff Sneider of Variety tweeted that Hard Candy and An American Crime‘s Ellen Page is attached to star in the indie Into the Forest, an adaptation of the novel by Jean Hegland. No other information was presented at this time.
Set in the near-future, “Into the Forest” is a powerfully imagined novel that focuses on the relationship between two teenage sisters living alone in their Northern California forest home.
“Over 30 miles from the nearest town, and several miles away from their nearest neighbor, Nell and Eva struggle to survive as society begins to decay and collapse around them. No single event precedes society’s fall. There is talk of a war overseas and upheaval in Congress, but it still comes as a shock when the electricity runs out and gas is nowhere to be found. The sisters consume the resources left in the house, waiting for the power to return. Their arrival into adulthood, however, forces them to reexamine their place in the world and their relationship to the land and each other.”
This disturbing look to the future could be right up our alley, but it’ll be up to the filmmakers to decide what kind of vision they want to put on screen.