Osgood Perkins, director of the Blackcoat’s Daughter (2015) and I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House (2016) next project has him writing and directing Focus Features’ A Head Full of Ghosts. The film is an adaptation of a thriller novel by Paul Tremblay. Perkins is rewriting a draft created by Luke Piotrowsky and Ben Collins (Guessing someone wasn’t happy with what they came up with).
“The film tells the story of Merry who 20 years after her family was publicly consumed and destroyed by her teenage sister’s mysterious and horrific affliction, is approached by a journalist to tell the story in her own words. She reveals a far more terrifying version of what really happened in her childhood home.”
Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan Downey (Team Downey) are producing it with a few others.
I recently watched The Blackcoat’s Daughter. I thought it had some problems and wasn’t a fan of it’s nihilistic ending, The triumph of evil will never get a thumbs up from these hands. Perkins did do an excellent job with evoking mood and setting up tension, which is essential in good horror. Sadly, I found I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House so boring I fell asleep on it. Twice. One day I might return to it for a third attempt..but not without the aid of a serious stimulant. What does that mean for this production? It’s a toss-up…could go either way.
Reported by Deadline.