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‘Blue Ruin’ director to adapt ‘Hold the Dark’ with film’s star

‘Blue Ruin’ director to adapt ‘Hold the Dark’ with film’s star


Is there a Jeremy Saulnier project we aren’t excited for?

The director of Blue Ruin and the upcoming, Green Room, is set to work on his third project — an adaptation of the William Giraldi novel, Hold the Dark. A24 will distribute the film with Saulnier’s Blue Ruin star, Macon Blair, co-writing the screenplay.

According to the report by The Hollywood Reporter, the story is as follows:

The story, an intense tale of fate, family and revenge, is set in the Alaskan wilderness. An expert hunter is summoned to track and destroy a pack of wolves that have taken a young child. His mission leads him down an increasingly dark and shocking path as he confronts the cruelty of nature and his own failures as a man. With the child’s grief-crazed father closing in behind him and a fierce, unforgiving landscape ahead, the question becomes, who is really being hunted?

Saulnier crafted an intense thriller with Blue Ruin and seems to have done solid work again on Green Room, which just played around the festival circuit and stars Patrick Stewart as a white supremacist.

Green Room is also being distributed by A24 and doesn’t have a release date.