The works of author Gillian Flynn may not be outright horror, but her stories do deal with some very horrific subject matter. I haven't seen the adaptation of her novel DARK PLACES yet, but the adaptation of GONE GIRL was so good that I'm interested in checking out any Flynn projects that come along.
As announced back in July of 2014, Entertainment One and Blumhouse Productions are putting together a television adaptation of Flynn's debut novel SHARP OBJECTS, and the project is getting close to happening now, with a director and star signing on as it's being shopped around to cable and streaming outlets.
The series will be directed by Jean-Marc Vallee (DALLAS BUYERS CLUB), and taking on the lead role is Amy Adams.
Adams will play
reporter Camille Preaker — fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital — who faces a troubling assignment: She must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille hardly has spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows, a beautiful 13-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims — a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story — and survive this homecoming.
I haven't read the novel, but that sounds like the makings of a very dark and twisted mystery, just what I would expect from Flynn.