‘Twilight’ author Stephanie Meyer has signed on to produce the film adaptation of Lois Duncan’s novel ‘Down a Dark Hall,’ Slashfilm is reporting. The film will be developed by Meyer and Megan Hibbert’s company Fickle Fish, along with Temple Hill. Wyck Godfrey, the producer of the ‘Twilight’ series, will also be working on the project.
‘Down a Dark Hill’ is the latest young adult novel by Duncan to be adapted into a film. Other books that she has written that have been turned into movies include ‘Hotel for Dogs’ and ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer.’
Meyer expressed her enthusiasm about working on ‘Down a Dark Hall’ in a blog responding to Variety’s initial report on the project. She said she grew up loving Duncan’s novels, and “I can’t believe my good luck that I get to be involved with this project.” She added that ‘Down a Dark Hall’ “was my favorite of her novels…it gave me some serious nightmares when I was nine.”
‘Down a Dark Hall,’ which was first published in 1974, follows a girl named Kit Gordy, who’s sent to the Blackwood boarding school for girls. Soon after she arrives, Kit notices the school has some odd characteristics, including the fact that there are only four students. Kit becomes determined to uncover the school’s secret after suspecting that she’s in danger.
Written by: Karen Benardello