‘Twilight’ writer picks up film rights to horror novel

Stephanie Meyer set to produce 'Down A Dark Hall'

The author of the Twilight saga, Stephanie Meyer, has bought the film rights to the Lois Duncan novel, Down A Dark Hall.

The gothic horror tells the story of a 14 year old girl, Kit Gordy, who is reluctantly sent to the mysterious Blackwood boarding school. There she must unravel clues behind the history of the haunted building with the help of her new classmates.

As reported by Variety, Meyer and her producing partner, Meghan Hibbett, will adapt the novel with their company Fickle Fish Films. The intention of Fickle Fish Film is to create literature-related films and media.

Florida based Duncan, has written a number of teen fictions that have been adapted into feature films, including the children’s tale Hotel For Dogs and the series of 90’s horrors I Know What You Did Last Summer, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer and it’s straight to DVD closer, I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer.

Down A Dark Hall is one of a number of film projects for Stephanie Meyer who sees the last in her hugely successful Twilight films released later this year. After adopting the producer mantle for both parts of Breaking Dawn, the writer has also taken on a full producer role in bringing her science fiction novel The Host to the screen.

As well as seeing production through on her own material Meyer has used some of her extensive Twilight cash to help bring the romantic comedy Austenland to life. Due for release later this year, Austenland will see Mission:Impossible 3‘s Keri Russell play a woman obsessed with the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice who travels to a Jane Austen theme park to try and find her own Mr. Darcy.

The final part of the Twilight saga, Breaking Dawn: Part Two, is due for release on November 16.