Though he has dabbled in action and fantasy films, James Wan is known for directing and producing horror films. He got his start with Saw and went on to create The Conjuring universe, as well as creating the short-lived Swamp Thing television series. Now, he’s adding another horror story to his resume.
Wan announced he has acquired the rights to the horror novel The Troop, written by Nick Cutter, and will produce a feature film adaptation. The film will be produced under his Atomic Monster production banner.
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The book tells the story of a scoutmaster who takes his troop on a camping trip for the weekend. The troop encounters a mysterious creature in the woods and must fight for their lives when they realize the creature is infected with a bio-engineered disease.
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The film will be directed by E.L. Katz, who has directed episodes of Swamp Thing as well as episodes of Syfy’s Channel Zero.
Have you read The Troop? Are you excited for this news?
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