Scorching horror creator Philip Fracassi’s quick tale, Demise, My Outdated Good friend, has been optioned by means of director Christopher Riggert for his characteristic directing debut. Phrases weren’t disclosed.
In Fracassi’s quick tale, a boy sparks an not likely dating with the personification of Demise. As they get older, and Demise starts taking the ones closest to him, he’s pressured to query the sinister nature in their friendship.
Fracassi is the creator of the award-winning tale assortment, Behold the Void, and his newest assortment, Underneath a Light Sky, used to be not too long ago nominated for a Bram Stroker award. His upcoming novels come with A Kid By myself with Strangers (Skyhorse) and Gothic (Cemetery Dance).
He not too long ago closed a two-book, six-figure care for Tor Nightfire, an imprint of Macmillan, the primary liberate of which would be the novel Boys within the Valley (Summer season 2023).
As a screenwriter, Fracassi’s motion pictures were dispensed by means of Lifetime Film Community and Disney Leisure. He has a number of tales recently below choice by means of outstanding manufacturing firms, in addition to a significant studio. Fracassi will adapt “Demise, My Outdated Good friend.” Blackstone will post the tale in an upcoming assortment.
Riggert has in the past directed a number of promoting campaigns, together with Tremendous Bowl ads, together with spots for Apple, Vodafone, and Dodge.
Jib Polhemus of supply | control + manufacturing will produce, at the side of Brendan Deneen and Josh Stanton of Blackstone Publishing.
“I’ve been searching for a characteristic challenge for some years now and I in spite of everything stumbled throughout a tale that deeply resonated with me, a really distinctive textual content stuffed with emotional energy,” stated Riggert.
Polhemus not too long ago produced Taurus, starring Colson Baker, aka Gadget Gun Kelly, Maddie Hasson, Ruby Rose, Scoot McNairy, Lil Tjay and Naomi Wild, directed by means of Tim Sutton. Taurus premiered on the 2022 Berlinale, Tribeca Movie Pageant and is recently on the Karlovy Range Movie Pageant.
He additionally produced Excellent Mourning starring Baker, Mod Solar, Whitney Cummings, Trippie Redd, Dove Cameron, Becky G and Megan Fox. Excellent Mourning is being dispensed by means of Open Street and Cedar Park, and opened in theaters this previous Might.
Polhemus’s subsequent is Stowaway, starring Ruby Rose, Patrick Schwarzenegger, and Frank Grillo, directed by means of Declan Whitebloom.
Riggert and Polhemus are represented by means of Frank DeMartini, Esq.