Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is ready to take on the night (film)…
The 40-year-old Nicaraguan American playwright, screenwriter and comic book writer has been picked to adapt Marisha Pessl’s noir novel Night Film for Chernin Entertainment and director Rupert Wyatt.
Aguirre-Sacasa, one of the people who rescued the troubled Broadway musical Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark, has been working in every medium in recent years.
His work ranges from writing for Fox’s Glee to scripting the remake of Carrie and The Town That Dreaded Sundown, as well as a screen version of Archie for Warner Bros. and writing the book for the Broadway musical adaptation of the Channing Tatum film Magic Mike.
In Night Film, a journalist investigates the suspected suicide of a young beauty, and discovers she is the daughter of a reclusive horror film helmer and that the girl was murdered and someone is bent on revenge.
Chernin bought the book in April and attached Wyatt, who directed Rise of the Planet of the Apes for the company.