The rights to author Douglas Borton's 1990 novel Kane have been picked up by Canadian production house Unstable Ground.
The film is being scripted by Justin McConnell (The Collapsed) and Serera Whitney. The two will produce with Avid Federgreen and "consulting producers" Adam Mason (The Devil's Chair) and George Mihalka (My Blood Valentine).
Kane is a force of nature. Walking out of the desert into the dying town of Tuskett, which only 23 people still call home, he has only one purpose: to kill every resident. Relentless, stealthy, and without mercy, Kane won’t stop until every last man, woman and child is nothing but a memory. Soon the surviving townspeople must band together to fight this seemingly-unstoppable evil, or die trying. Brutal, action- packed, and most importantly, character-driven, Kane is a thrilling story of survival at any cost.
Whitney, who brought the novel to the attention of Unstable Ground, first read the material when she was very young, stating, “’Kane’ has always strongly resonated with me as one of the most primal and terrifying horror novels I have ever read. It’s definitely a hidden gem that I have always felt deserved a film adaption. It can revive the classic bogeyman trope.”
McConnell adds “’Kane’ has all the components of a fantastic genre film: great characters, break-neck pacing, a surprising story and an iconic villain. Best of all, it’s all there on the page. Douglas wrote a book over two decades ago that was ahead of it’s time, and was just waiting to be discovered. I’m looking forward to helping bring this story to a fresh audience.”