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Christopher Golden's Snowblind optioned for limited series by Universal TV

07.02.2014by: Kevin Woods

Universal Television and NBC's "Constantine" executive producer David S. Goyer have optioned the TV rights to the horror novel "Snowblind", from bestselling author Christopher Golden, according to Deadline. The New England-set book, published earlier this year by St. Martin’s Press, tracks the denizens of a town still reeling from the disappearance of more than a dozen people who were snatched during a sinister snowstorm 12 years prior.

Here’s the official plot synopsis of Golden’s "Snowblind":

“The small New England town of Coventry had weathered a thousand blizzards . . . but never one like this. Icy figures danced in the wind and gazed through children’s windows with soul-chilling eyes. People wandered into the whiteout and were never seen again. Families were torn apart, and the town would never be the same.

Now, as a new storm approaches twelve years later, the folks of Coventry are haunted by the memories of that dreadful blizzard and those who were lost in the snow. Photographer Jake Schapiro mourns his little brother, Isaac, even as – tonight – another little boy is missing. Mechanic and part-time thief Doug Manning’s life has been forever scarred by the mysterious death of his wife, Cherie, and now he’s starting over with another woman and more ambitious crimes. Police detective Joe Keenan has never been the same since that night, when he failed to save the life of a young boy . . . and the boy’s father vanished in the storm only feet away. And all the way on the other side of the country, Miri Ristani receives a phone call . . . from a man who died twelve years ago.”

Sounds like a scary read which should translate well to a spooky TV adaptation. I'm going to have to pick this one up and give it a read.

Goyer is coming off of "Da Vinci’s Demons" and MAN OF STEEL and will supervise development and executive produce alongside Golden and Pete Donaldson, with the project being developed as a limited series. "Snowblind" also comes with a choice celebrity endorsement from horror maven Stephen King, who stated:

“Snowblind is instantly involving and deeply scary. It will bring a blizzard to your bones (and your heart) even in the middle of July. Throw away all those old ‘it was a dark and stormy night’ novels; this one is the real deal. And watch out for that last page. It’s a killer.”

That's some pretty high praise! Hopefully the series can deliver as solidly as the novel does.

More on "Snowblind" as we hear it.

Extra Tidbit: Have you read "Snowblind"? Do you think it'll make for an intriguing limited series?
Source: Deadline

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