Jake Gyllenhaal-led Snow Blind sparks bidding war
After initially being set for a TV adaptation at Fox, the BOOM! Studios graphic novel Snow Blind is being primed for a big screen adaptation with Jake Gyllenhaal (Spider-Man: Far From Home) set to star and has sparked a bidding war, according to Deadline.
The graphic novel, penned by Ollie Masters (The Kitchen), follows high school teen Teddy, whose life in a sleepy suburb in Alaska is turned upside-down when he innocently posts a photo of his dad online and subsequently learns he and his family are in the Witness Protection Program. When a man seeking revenge and FBI agents invade their town, Teddy learns his father’s reasons for going into the program may not be as innocent as he says.
The film adaptation will be penned by Carnegie Medal-winning author and screenwriter Patrick Ness, best-known for his work on the 2011 coming-of-age fantasy A Monster Calls, writing the novel and penning the script, and authoring the Chaos Walking novel series and co-writing the screenplay for the upcoming adaptation starring Tom Holland (Avengers: Endgame) and Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker). Gustav Möller, known for the Danish thriller The Guilt, will be making his English directorial debut on the project.
The film is currently being pitched as Prisoners, the Oscar-nominated thriller starring Gyllenhaal, mixed with Running on Empty, with BOOM! Studios’ Ross Richie, Stephen Christy and Adam Yoelin and Nine Stories’ Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker attached to produce.
Snow Blind marks the latest BOOM! Studios material to be snatched up for a film adaptation, with January bringing word that Seth Rogen’s Point Grey Pictures acquiring the rights to the horror graphic novel Memetic with Mattson Tomlin (The Batman) signing on to pen the screenplay.