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Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan's book Black Light headed to the big sceen

11.02.2011by: Eric Walkuski

It was way back in February that we last penned an article about BLACKLIGHT, PIRANHA 3DD and FEAST scribes Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan's trip to the literary side of horror. The supernatural-tinged book came out a little under a month ago, and, predictably, the boys now have their eyes on bringing BLACKLIGHT to the big screen.

First, here's the synopsis for the novel (co-written with Stephen Romano): If you have a supernatural problem that won't go away, you need Buck Carlsbad: private eye, exorcist, and last resort. Buck's got a way with spirits that no one else can match. He was normal, once. Until Something Horrible killed his parents and left him for dead.

Buck has spent years using his gift to trace his family. It's his only hope of finding out what happened to them-and what made him the way he is. Now the voices say that something big is coming. Buck already knows what it is-a super high-tech bullet train running express across a stretch of unforgiving desert known for the most deadly paranormal events in history. A place where Buck almost died a few years ago, and where he swore he would never return.

But as the train prepares to rumble down the tracks, Buck knows it can only be the inevitable hand of fate pulling him back to the most harrowing unfinished case of his career at four hundred miles per hour.

According to Deadline, the Melton and Dunstan have enlisted super producer Michael De Luca (THE SOCIAL NETWORK, MONEYBALL) to shepherd the project, while talent agency WME goes about attaching collaborators. We'll let you know when other names come aboard.

PIRANHA 3DD hottie Jacqueline MacInnes-Wood

Extra Tidbit: Dunstan and Melton are evidently currently re-writing Guillermo del Toro's monster movie PACIFIC RIM.



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