Willem Dafoe is the latest name to be connected to the Dean Koontz adaptation Odd Thomas. The actor is in talks to join the production, directed by Stephen Sommers, as a detective who knows a short-order cook’s secrets. Odd Thomas is described as: Odd Thomas is just that. He works as a fry cook in the fictional California town of Pico Mundo. Should he ever leave that position, he sees a future in selling tires or shoes. What he lacks in ambition, he makes up for with a special gift. He communes with and sees the dead, some of whom enlist his help in avenging their deaths from foul play. His gift is a secret from everyone except his beautiful girlfriend and the Chief of Police, who never questions OddÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s tips, advice, or presence at a murder scene. The man sees Ã¢â‚¬Å“bodachsÃ¢â‚¬Â as well, small, evil creatures, fluid in shape, that feed upon horrific acts of carnage. He is horrified to see hordes of them gathering in his town. He spots a weird looking stranger in whom the bodachs appear very interested, nicknames him Fungus Man, and rightly assumes that he is involved in the impending disaster. Breaking into the manÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s house, Odd finds a mysterious black room, a shrine to serial killers, and a page from a calendar that tells him the date of the planned event. Now itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a race against time to foil the plot.
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