According to Variety, filmmaker Neil Jordan (Breakfast on Pluto, The Good Thief, Mona Lisa, The Crying Game) will adapt and direct the thriller Heart-Shaped Box for Warner Bros. Akiva Goldsman is producing the adaptation.
Heart-Shaped Box is based on the book of the same name by Joe Hill, who is the son of horror icon Stephen King.
The story revolves around an aging rock star with a penchant for the macabre, who buys a suit on eBay that’s said to contain a ghost. After the suit arrives, he begins to realize that while he wants the ghost gone, the ghost wants him dead.
Warners executive VP Kevin McCormick bought the film rights to Heart-Shaped Box a year ago.