We are thrilled to announce that Jules Stewart and her Libertine Films banner have optioned the novel Walkers by Graham Masterton. Set in a seemingly-abandoned mental institution turned resort, the story has been described as “a modern classic of sheer hair-raising terror” and “an effective horror novel” by Publisher’s Weekly.
Stewart, a veteran Hollywood script supervisor for more than 30 years wrote and directed her debut film, K-11, in 2012 about a record producer who, after binging on drink and drugs, wakes to find himself in a section of the Los Angeles County Jail reserved for homosexuals.
Masterton, described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “the living inheritor to the realm of Edgar Allan Poe”, has published over 100 horror novels and a mass of short stories. He has won numerous awards including an Edgar and is “delighted and honoured” that Jules Stewart has optioned Walkers.
The film will be written and directed by Stewart and produced by Tom Wright of Libertine Films. The deal was orchestrated by Alan Nevins of Renaissance Literary & Talent on behalf of Libertine and Jonathan Sissons of PFD in London on behalf of Masterton.