Lois Duncan Tweets Down a Dark Hall Status

Remember a few weeks ago when we told you that Stephenie Meyer’s production company (Fickle Fish Films) was in talks to option the Lois Duncan classic Down a Dark Hall? Well, Lois Duncan Just updated her Twitter to say it’s now official.


It should be noted that just because a script is optioned, it doesn’t mean it swings into production right away. Something like 85-90% of the items that Hollywood options are not made for decades or even made at all. The original option for the Twilight movie lapsed when it was an MTV/Paramount venture and then Summit picked it up.

We have no inside info here, but as a small company just getting its feet wet in the business, it would seem to us that Fickle Fish Films would likely make the film and not shelf it for years on end. Fickle Fish Film’s first project is the yet to be released Austenland that was filmed in the UK last July.

The book is currently $7.99 on kindle and $2.99 for a paperback on Amazon, hard to go wrong there.

Stephenie Meyer’s Production Company Options Down a Dark Hall

Stephenie Meyer’s production company has optioned their second venture, and Twilight producer Wyck Godfrey is looking to get involved. Their first was the yet to be released Austenland by Shannon Hale that shot last summer in England.

According to Variety

“Twilight” scribe Stephenie Meyer and Meghan Hibbett’s Fickle Fish Films have optioned young-adult suspense tome “Down a Dark Hall” by novelist Lois Duncan and will produce a feature-film adaptation.

Duncan’s 1974 novel revolves around Blackwood boarding school and its mysterious students. Ensnared in the chilling world is new student Kit Gordy, who must unravel Blackwood’s haunted and tragic history before it’s too late. “Twilight” producer Wyck Godfrey is also in talks to produce.

See more on Variety

You can follow Lois Duncan here on Twitter @duncanauthor She’s also probably best known for the novel/movie adaptations I Know What You Did Last Summer and Hotel For Dogs

Perhaps this is one the their joint projects that Wyck Godfrey almost spilled the beans on when we interviewed him on the Eclipse red carpet!

Via TwiMoms