Heartland horror novel This Red Fire getting the film treatment

This Red Fire

Author Nicolina Torres's novel THIS RED FIRE hasn't been published yet, but producer Greg Silverman has already picked up the film rights from The Launch Pad Competition and Inkshares.

Described as "IN COLD BLOOD meets ZODIAC", the female-driven thriller is said to be "brimming with heartland horror" as it tells the following story: 

One spring evening all of the residents in the rural town of Calliope, Nebraska are murdered. There are no witnesses and there were no calls for help.

The nearest police station is 30 miles away and Sheriff Evelyn Hartley has to bear the burden of the case. Hartley, a single mother who lost her child months before in a freak accident, becomes obsessed with finding the only two missing citizens of Calliope - a pair of young siblings. When the FBI pushes her out and talk of terrorism looms, Hartley has to work on her own to make sure it doesn’t happen again, somewhere else.

It's sad to hear that another town in Nebraska has been wiped out, after that Gatlin/CHILDREN OF THE CORN incident. The story sounds really interesting to me, though. Frederik With-Seidelin Skov will be handling the screenplay adaptation.

THIS RED FIRE is the first project to be announced for Silverman's newly formed company Stamped Ventures. Silverman previously worked as the President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production at Warner Bros. He had this to say about THIS RED FIRE: 

We have been searching and searching for a great franchise character. We are excited to have found Evie Hartley and this amazing first story, This Red Fire. With Seidelin Skov is a very special new voice who will adapt this with aplomb."

Torres already has three more Hartley novels planned out: The White Man, The Brass Box, and These Blue Shoes.

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