Phoenix Pictures has acquired feature rights to Graham Masterton’s psychological horror novel “The Pariah” and tapped Brian Carr to adapt.
Story focuses on a man haunted by his dead wife. Her return and the town’s ghostly sightings are linked to a long-forgotten shipwreck off the New England coast. Tor Books published the novel in 1984.
Phoenix will produce the project with Underground Films’ Nick Osborne. Trevor Engelson will co-produce.
Phoenix VP of production Brad Fischer and director of development David Thwaites are overseeing the project.
Carr is writing “The Lost Boys” for Mostow/Lieberman and Universal Studios. He also penned “Into the Ether,” which was set up at Dimension.