David Gordon Green is one with the Freaks


The Hollywood Reporter has learned that David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Snow Angels) has signed with Overture Films to direct an adaptation of Steve Niles’ horror comic, Freaks of the Heartland, in which Trevor Owen “attempts to protect his ‘monster’ of a 6-year-old younger brother and Gristlewood Valley’s other ‘freaks’ from their parents’ worst instincts.”

Green has been picky enough with his projects that I’d guess that first-time screenwriting duo Peter Sattler and Geoff Davey had a strong script if he signed on. Hopefully the result will be more interesting than the 30 Days of Night adaptation.

Green is also attached to a remake of Dario Dargento’s Suspiria — and Natalie Portman is even attached to star with a 2010 target, and it’s unclear which of these projects will shoot first.

Niles will be executive producing.

Overture is also developing a “reinvention” of George Romero’s The Crazies, with Breck Eisner attached to direct.

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Posted on October 21, 2008 at 12:35 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by Tyler
    on 2008-10-24 at 14:54

    NO MORE REMAKES!!!! >.<

  2. Written by Gordon McAlpin
    on 2008-10-24 at 15:03

    What is inherently bad about remakes? The Departed was great; that’s a remake. It’s better than the original, in my opinion.

    It’s like covering songs: it can be done well, and it can be done badly.

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