Kelly Penning Supernatural Thriller Benighted

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Patrick Smith Kelly has been brought aboard to adapt Benighted, a supernatural thriller novel by Kit Whitfield, says The Hollywood Reporter. Graham King is producing along with Andrew Adamson for Warner Bros. through King’s new production company, GK Films.

Benighted is set in an alternate reality in which 90% of the population are werewolves and the minority human population is responsible for keeping the peace during the full moon. The book follows the story of Lola, a member of the police force investigating a series of suspicious, unsolved murders.

Adamson is eyeing the project as a possible directorial vehicle. Rick Schwartz is executive producing.

Kelly’s credits include the Michael Douglas thrillers A Perfect Murder and Don’t Say a Word. He is working on Ink for Universal and Imagine.