Genre Screenwriter On Board For Adaptation Of ‘Occupant’

by Thomas Tuna

Haunted house tales never go stale.

Occupant–a film adaptation of the Victor Sweetser short story–now has a screenwriter on board, according to The Hollywood Reporter. There’s no news yet at this early stage about a director or cast choices.

Blair Butler–who scripted last year’s The Invitation and Hell Fest (2018)–will handle the screenplay of the New Line Cinema film that’s being produced by Zach Cregger (Barbarian), Roy Lee, Miri Yoon, Scott Glassgold and John Poloquin.

Little is known about the screen adaptation, but the story deals with an old Victorian house that’s been offered up for free–providing that the new owner puts it on a flatbed and moves it from its lot.

The story is narrated by a teenager named Chloe, who is upset–along with her boyfriend Mason–that the house will end up in The Shole–a place where local kids hang out. But, when they explore the new house before the owners move in, they find out it’s haunted. And the occupant “turns itself loose on the new neighborhood with horrifying results.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on Occupant.


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