Screen Gems Acquires Upcoming Horror Novel ‘The Rule Of Three’

by Thomas Tuna

How do you protect yourself from a myth?

Screen Gems has expanded its genre stable by scooping up film rights to The Rule of Three, a horror novel that will not even be published until June, according to a report on Deadline.

The upcoming novel–from Simon & Schuster UK–is written by Sam Ripley (a pseudonym for an established, bestselling British author). Producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey (Smile) reportedly are looking for a screenwriter for the adaptation. There’s no word yet on a possible director, production schedules or a release window.

The novel’s introduction warns, “Don’t forget The Rule of Three/It”s coming for you/Like it came for me.”

The book’s storyline haunts three women with the question: “Can you change your own fate?” As the women become convinced that a mysterious urban myth called The Rule of Three is real, “they must find a way to break the curse or be doomed to die like those who came before them,” according to the synopsis.

But “when you’re not sure if what you think is even the truth, how do you know if you’re actually in danger? And, if you don’t know, how will you be able to protect yourself? And, if death comes in threes, who will survive–and who will solve The Rule of Three?”

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on the adaptation of The Rule of Three.


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