Summit Entertainment has set Burr Steers (Charlie St. Cloud) to write and direct an adaptation of horror-thriller novel, Breed. Written by Scott Spencer (Endless Love) under the pseudonym of Chase Novak, Breed centers on a young couple who participate in an experimental fertility treatment, but must seek out a cure when they are transformed into bloodthirsty savages. Steers previously wrote screenplays for Igby Goes Down and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.
In other acquisition news, DreamWorks has tapped director Ringan Ledwidge (Gone) to helm Glimmer, a time-traveling, sci-fi thriller produced on a shoestring budget. Hit the jump for more on both pictures.
Variety reports that DreamWorks is hoping that Glimmer is a breakout hit with a budget that won’t break the bank. Carter Blanchard’s script centers on a group of teens who discover a portal back through time and must face the tragic consequences when one of them alters history. Production is scheduled to start within the first half of 2013.
Here’s the description for Scott Spencer/Chase Novak’s novel, Breed (via Amazon):
Critically celebrated novelist Scott Spencer delivers a Rosemary’s Baby-like novel of gothic horror, set against the backdrop of modern-day Upper East Side Manhattan.Alex and Leslie Twisden lead charmed lives-fabulous jobs, a luxurious town house on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a passionate marriage. What they don’t have is a child, and as they try one infertility treatment after the next, yearning turns into obsession. As a last-ditch attempt to make their dream of parenthood come true, Alex and Leslie travel deep into Slovenia, where they submit to a painful and terrifying procedure that finally gives them what they so fervently desire . . . but with awful consequences.Ten years later, cosseted and adored but living in a house of secrets, the twins Adam and Alice find themselves locked into their rooms every night, with sounds coming from their parents’ bedroom getting progressively louder, more violent, and more disturbing.Driven to a desperate search for answers, Adam and Alice set out on a quest to learn the true nature of the man and woman who raised them. Their discovery will upend everything they thought they knew about their parents and will reveal a threat so horrible that it must be escaped, at any cost.