Christopher Golden is a New York Times best-selling and Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the likes of Ararat and Dead Ringers, and one of his latest novels, Snowblind, is getting a big screen adaptation, as it has been optioned by Emmy Award-winning company Zoic Studios.
Amber Alexander is on board to write the screenplay, while Golden himself is attached to produce alongside Pete Donaldson (Fallen).
The novel follows multiple characters all affected by an infamous and mysterious storm that occurred 12 years prior. Photographer Jake Schapiro is mourning his little brother, part-time thief Doug Manning lost his wife and now has a new family and new crimes on his mind, and police detective Joe Keenan has never been the same since that night when he failed to save a small boy.
At the same time, on the other side of the country, Miri Ristani receives a call from a man who died in that very storm 12 years ago. Old ghosts begin to trickle back into the lives of these characters as a new storm threatens to roll in, this one perhaps even more terrifying than the last.
This project marks Zoic Studios’ first foray into content development, with Snowblind the first of a slated 12 projects optioned by Zoic. They’ll be hoping they get off to a good start with this, and the hunt now begins for a director.