After a long time in development, Tim Lebbon’s short story Pay the Ghost is headed to the big screen. Variety reports that Nicolas Cage is attached to star in the supernatural thriller.
Pay the Ghost kicks off on Halloween night, when a couple’s young son is mysteriously abducted. A year later, they begin to sense his presence in frightening ways. A string of terrifying clues draws them to search for the boy throughout New York, where they uncover ancient secrets and discover a vicious, vengeful spirit.
First published in the “October Dreams,” Pay the Ghost was optioned by Midnight Kitchen Productions. Dan Kay boarded the project to pen the script. Although Dennis Iliadis (The Last House on the Left remake) was formerly attached to helm, the project is currently without a director.
Voltage is handling sales for the film at Cannes.
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