Studio picks up Ehren Kruger's thriller script

Rogue Pictures has picked up Ehren Kruger’s script “The Keep,” an adaptation of the Jennifer Egan novel that the scribe will also produce.

Genre arm paid seven figures for the thriller that revolves around a mysterious prisoner who seduces a local woman with his tale of a supernatural secret that can transform her life.

Prague-based producer Matthew Stillman snatched up the rights to Egan’s tome, a follow-up to “Look at Me,” in 2006, for Kruger to adapt before shopping it to the studios.

Stillman, whose credits include “Casino Royale,” “The Illusionist” and “Van Helsing,” which all shot in the Czech Republic, will produce through his StillKing Films, along with Kruger and the scribe’s producing partner, Daniel Bobker.

Bobker first developed a relationship with StillKing while producing the Kruger-penned “The Brothers Grimm” in Prague for Dimension.

Kruger and Bobker produced the 2005 thriller “Skeleton Key” at Universal and have the supernatural pic “Dream House” in the works at the studio through their production shingle.

Kruger, who wrote “The Ring” and its sequel, penned the “Transformers” follow-up that Michael Bay is lensing for DreamWorks and Paramount.

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