September 16, 2011 1:40pm PT by Borys Kit
Trio Adapting Taiwanese Supernatural Thriller 'Silk' for Gold Circle (Exclusive)
Gold Circle Films has hired Marko King, Mary King and Jonathan Watters, the scribe trio who helped write the Halle Berry drama Frankie & Alice, to write the American remake of Taiwanese supernatural thriller Silk.
The 2006 film was a yarn about scientists who capture the ghost of a child in an apartment and the detective charged with discovering clues to the ghost's identity and demise.
Gold Circle is re-conceiving the film and is departing from the original’s plot. Although it keeping the new story under wraps, the project is being described as “Michael Crichton meets The Sixth Sense.”
Gold Circle's Paul Brooks will produce along with Rob Cowan (The Crazies). Robin Jonas (Mr. Brooks) and Gold Circle's Scott Niemeyer will executive produce.
Brad Kessell, who originally brought the project and brought in the writers, is shepherding.
The company is in post on horror movie The Haunting in Georgia and is in pre-production on the music-based comedy Pitch Perfect, which will star Anna Kendrick.
King, King and Watters (which sounds like a law firm) wrote the screenplay for Frankie & Alice along with Cheryl Edwards, Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse. The movie earned Berry a Golden Globe nomination and the writers and Image Award nomination.
King, King and Watters are repped by the Mechanic Company and attorney Eric Feig.