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John Carpenter to Direct Fangland

Sriram Das and Blumhouse Productions have brought on horror king John Carpenter to direct a film adaptation of John Marks’ 2008 novel Fangland.

The project has been in development for two-time Oscar-winner Hilary Swank to star as Evangeline Harker, a producer of a TV news magazine eerily similar to “60 Minutes.”

In the book, Harker is an employee of the legendary TV news magazine “The Hour.” Sent on assignment to Transylvania, she delivers more than a story when mysterious e-mails, coffins, and a creepy guy named Torgu descend on the New York office.

Swank fans will recall her early role in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and it marks a return as well for Carpenter, director of Halloween, The Fog, Vampires, and Stephen King’s Christine, coming after his first film in nearly a decade, this summer’s forthcoming The Ward.