Dan Mazer (Dirty Grandpa, I Give It A Year) has been set to direct Anya’s Ghost, a supernatural comedy based on the graphic novel by Vera Brosgol, Deadline reports.
The film is a coming-of-age story with a supernatural twist and dark comic overtones.
“Anya is a less than popular 16-year-old who gets stranded in an underground cave. There, she meets and rescues Emily, the apparent ghost of a teen who died a century earlier. While Anya thinks her new “friend” is the best thing to ever happen to her, the alliance has unforeseen consequences for Anya, her friends, and her family.”
Entertainment One is financing; Bolt Pictures’ Jeremy Bolt is producing with Bullitt Entertainment’s Benedict Carver and eOne. The script was written by Patrick Ness, the author and screenwriter behind A Monster Calls and Chaos Walking.
“We love Dan’s vision to make a classic high school comedy with a supernatural twist,” said Bolt.
Production will begin before year’s end.