Deadline is reporting that New York Times Best Seller Horrorstör has been picked up by New Republic Pictures to be developed into a feature film. Originally acquired by Fox and then AMC for television, author Grady Hendrix will now be at the helm developing his book into a full-length film.
Horrorstör centers around a furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio called Orsk. When a series of mysterious events occurs, with no evidence on any security cameras, three brave employees volunteer to spend the night to investigate and find themselves faced with a slew of horrors.
Hendrix told Deadline, “I wrote Horrorstör to be simultaneously funny and scary, while paying tribute to the retail warriors who staff our big box stores. Having the opportunity to adapt my novel into a movie is a dream come true. I couldn’t be more excited about taking an audience and trapping them overnight with me in the flatpack hell that is Orsk — the ultimate haunted house, full of Infinite aisles, murderous ghosts, and incomprehensible faux-Scandinavian names.”
Hendrix’s latest best-seller, The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, has already been picked up by Amazon for adaptation, with Hendrix and Quirk Books on tap to executive produce.
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