Director David Slade’s feature film adaptation of Norman Partridge’s Halloween horror novel Dark Harvest recently found a home at MGM and now has an official release date set for early fall 2021.
MGM has scheduled the film to arrive in theaters on September 24, 2021, fittingly just in time for the Halloween season, as reported first by Deadline.
Consider my calendar marked!
David Slade (30 Days of Night, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch) will direct the movie adaptation of Norman Partridge’s 2006 novel from a script by Michael Gilio, who co-wrote Paramount’s forthcoming Dungeons & Dragons film. Matt Tolmach and David Manpearl are producers thru Matt Tolmach Productions, which is currently hot off the success of the last two Jumanji movies and Venom.
The book is set during Halloween of 1963 in a small Midwestern town where teenage boys eagerly square off with the butcher knife wielding October Boy, aka Ol’ Hacksaw Face aka Sawtooth Jack. Both the hunter and the hunted, the October Boy is the prize in an annual rite of life and death. One teen, Pete McCormick, knows that killing the October Boy is his one chance to escape a dead-end future in the one-horse town. But before the night is over, Pete will look into the saw-toothed face of horror – and discover the terrifying true secret of the October Boy.
We will be following this project closely as it develops. Look for casting news soon.
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