Lionsgate Adapting “Down a Dark Hall” With Stephenie Meyer

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Lionsgate has officially acquired the rights to “Down a Dark Hall.” The popular 1974 young adult novel is heading for the big screen with Stephenie Meyer, the author of “Twilight” signed on as producer. The novel was written by Lois Duncan.

“Down a Dark Hall” follows a young girl, Kit Gordy, who is a new student at the exclusive Blackwood Boarding School. There she confronts the school’s supernatural occurrences and dark powers of its headmistress.

Meghan Hibbett will also produce with Meyer with their Fickle Fish Films banner. They have hired Michael Goldback to write the screenplay. He will be aided by Chris Sparling who is set to do “additional writing on the script.” Rodrigo Cortes will direct.

The author of the book, Duncan, has had other works previously adapted into popular films. The horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer as well as the children’s film Hotel for Dogs are both based on her novels. 

Currently there is no word on when the project will go into production. The studio has not announced who they are eyeing for the lead roles or an anticipated release date.

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