New Regency Sets ‘Dark Harvest’ With Matt Tolmach Producing; Michael Gilio Adapting Norman Partridge Horror Novel

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Exclusive: New Regency has acquired the feature film rights to Norman Partridge’s award-winning horror novel Dark Harvest, with Michael Gilio set to write the project. Matt Tolmach, who has recently produced such hits as Venom and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (which together have made north of $1.4 billion worldwide), is set to produce Dark Harvest alongside David Manpearl.

Originally published in 2007 by Tor Books, Dark Harvest is set on Halloween in 1963 in a small Midwestern town where teenage boys eagerly square off with the butcher knife wielding October Boy, aka Ol’ Hacksaw Face aka Sawtooth Jack. Both the hunter and the hunted, the October Boy is the prize in an annual rite of life and death. One teen, Pete McCormick, knows that killing the October Boy is his one chance to escape a dead-end future in the one-horse town. But before the night is over, Pete will look into
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