has revealed that writer/director Brad Anderson, who brought us the delightfully spooky Session 9 and the international thriller Transsiberian, will adapt the Robert Tinnell and Todd Livngston graphic novel, The Living and the Dead, for the big screen. Although details are sparse, this could signify a drastic shift in Anderson's modus operandi, whose prior films feature a predilection for slow, brooding tension as opposed to excessive gore and special effects.

The Living and the Dead, which almost began as a screenplay before becoming a graphic novel, tells the story of a "deviant psychopath" who lures victims into a Grand Guignol of flesh and blood. For those not in tune with early 20th century French theater, the Grand Guignol was a specialized Parisian theater that focused on horror shows. It was eventually shut down once the impossible horrors on the stage had become possible thanks to the atrocities committed during the Holocaust.
categories Movies, Horror