Hollywood has many sources of ideas it can turn into movies. Some movies are original ideas that come from the mind of one or more screenwriters. A more recent trend is to adapt hit television shows of the seventies and eighties into films. Of course, one of the most popular places for Hollywood to get ideas is from books.

Adapting books for the screen has a great tradition in Hollywood and has given rise to some of the most popular and successful films of all time. In fact, many of the films that have won the Oscar for Best Picture have been adaptations -- including The Silence of the Lambs, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Gone With the Wind and the recent The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

Another book that will attempt to continue this tradition and take its place among these previous adaptations is Jennifer Egan's supernatural novel The Keep. According to a recent article in Variety (via Sci-Fi Wire), rights to the novel were recently optioned by StillKing Films (who's credits include The Illusionist and Doom) and will be adapted for the screen by writer Ehren Kruger (of The Ring and the upcoming John Carter of Mars).

Kruger will also be producing the film, which centers around a woman who is trapped in a haunted castle where she is seduced by a mysterious prisoner, along with Daniel Bobker and StillKing Film's Matthew Stillman. Having Kruger handle the adaptation duties is a good move for StillKing. If they're able to attach a director and cast on the same level as Kruger, the resulting film just might live up to the tradition established by those highly successful prior adaptations. No word yet, however, on who that director or cast might be.

What do you think, does this film have a chance?
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