Set in the 1950s, the ‘Rear Window’-esque story follows a man, his wife and her mother who pursue a suspected kidnapper at high speeds on the freeway.
This Roald Dahl classic tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven-year-old boy who has a run-in with some real-life witches! “In fairy tales witches always wear silly black hats and black cloaks and they ride on broomsticks. But this is not a fairy tale. This is about REAL WITCHES. REAL WITCHES dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and they work in ordinary jobs. That is why they are so hard to catch.” Witches, as our hero learns, hate children. With the help of a friend and his somewhat-magical grandmother, our hero tries to expose the witches before they dispose of him.
Easily featuring one of the coolest loglines I’ve read all year, Latitude Prods. and Lascaux Films have acquired Andy Pagana and Justin Thomas‘ spec script The Man in the Rearview Mirror, Variety reports.
“Set in the 1950s, the ‘Rear Window’-esque story follows a man, his wife and her mother who pursue a suspected kidnapper at high speeds on the freeway.” With no technology in sight, this proves to be an extremely intriguing plot.
Pic , acquired in a low- to mid-six-figure deal, will be a co-production between L.A.-based Latitude Prods. and Dallas-based Lascaux Films, which aim to start production early next year.
Scribes are currently writing Parkfield for the Woodshed Horror Co., an outfit run by Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh Waller that is dedicated to the production of elevated horror films.