Steve Alten has another horror novel being adapted to the big screen and this time around we’ll be able to check out ‘The Loch’ which focusses on the Loch Ness Monster!
Alten is best known for his novel ‘Meg, ‘ which is being turned into a 2018 film starring Jason Statham with John Turteltaub set to direct. Assuming it does well, sequels will also probably be made but the news here is that now another of his works is getting a similar treatment.
We found this out from Alten who told Bloody-Disgusting:
“Belle Avery, the lead producer on Meg, is working with her Chinese producers to bring The Loch to the big screen … Screenwriter and director are their first priorities… and they are speaking to some serious talent.”
The novel was initially published back in 200, and even in 2009, there had been rumors of a cinematic experience in the works though that has since fallen through. With the excitement surrounding ‘Meg’, it sounds like the idea of making another lower budget underwater film was an easy decision for the studio. It also didn’t hurt that both ‘The Shallows’ and ’47 Meters Down’ have done well at the box office due to their lower budgets which have been a continued successful formula for horror films in recent years.
For those interested in the plot of the movie, here is the official synopsis of the novel:
Marine biologist Zachary Wallace once suffered a near-drowning experience in legendary Loch Ness, and now, long-forgotten memories of that experience have begun haunting him. The truth surrounding these memories lies with Zachary’s estranged father, Angus Wallace, a wily Highlander on trial for murder. Together the two plunge into a world where the legend of Loch Ness shows its true face.
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