Jordan will build 'Box' for Warners


Neil Jordan will rewrite and direct "Heart-Shaped Box," an adaptation of the horror novel by Joe Hill, for Warner Bros. Pictures. Akiva Goldsman is producing.

The book, published in February, centers on a rock star obsessed with the occult who buys a suit advertised at an online auction site as haunted by its dead owner's ghost. He ultimately is forced to confront the ghost and the demons of his own past.

Tom Pabst wrote the original draft.

Hill is the son of Stephen King, who chose his pen name out of a desire to succeed based on his own merits. After achieving some success -- among the awards he has collected are the Bram Stoker Award for best fiction collection -- he revealed his identity.

Kevin McCormick is overseeing for the studio.

Jordan, repped by repped by CAA and Jenne Casarotto in the U.K., recently wrapped "The Brave One," starring Jodie Foster, for Warners. He most recently helmed 2005's "Breakfast on Pluto" and is attached to direct "A Killing on Carnival Row," a fantasy for New Line.