Peter Weir (Dead Poets Society, The Truman Show, The Way Back) is certainly someone who takes the time to choose which picture he’ll direct next, but it looks like he’s settled on The Keep. The film is an adaptation of the 2006 bestselling Jennifer Egan novel by the same name. The contemporary Gothic tale centers on two American cousins who share a troubling, yet formative, memory from their past and reunite to restore a medieval castle in central Europe as an alternative resort. While there, the haunted castle serves as a catalyst for them to revisit their childhood traumas and long-held fears.
The Keep will shoot next spring in Europe with post set to be completed in Australia – or vice versa, depending on the final arrangement of the deal. Weir will direct from his own screenplay and has described the picture as, “Basically, … a studio-shoot movie.” Hit the jump for more.