Wes Ball’s Oddball Productions and the Gotham Group are teaming up on a movie project based on Brendan Deneen’s horror novel The Chrysalis, reports Variety.
“The novel centers on a twentysomething couple who are forced out of New York City and buy an old house in the suburbs, where the husband gets a big-bucks corporate job and the pregnant wife opens a small gym catering to moms-to-be. They make friends despite their worries about becoming boring suburbanites. But they also discover something growing in the basement, which begins to slowly destroy their lives.”
The novel, which will be published in September, is described as The Shining meets Alien.
Deneen has written “The Ninth Circle,” “Mortimer The Lazy Bird” and a variety of “Flash Gordon” titles.
Ball and Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein have teamed on each installment of the Maze Runner franchise, based on the dystopian science-fiction book trilogy written by James Dashner.