I’m a huge fan of Nick Cutter’s novel ‘The Troop’ so hearing that it is coming to the big screen is an exciting thought. However, that isn’t even the half of it as horror icon James Wan (‘Aquaman’,’The Conjuring’) helped push this project forward and will be producing the feature with E.L. Katz (‘Channel Zero’,’Cheap Thrills’) sitting in the director’s chair. On the writing end, Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald are adapting the script for the film. The duo are currently working on a script for the ‘Aquaman’ spinoff featuring The Trench for Wan. No word on casting has been announced at this time.
For those who haven’t had the pleasure of reading ‘The Troop,’ here is the official synopsis:
Once every year, Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a weekend camping trip—a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story around a roaring bonfire. But when an unexpected intruder stumbles upon their campsite—shockingly thin, disturbingly pale, and voraciously hungry—Tim and the boys are exposed to something far more frightening than any tale of terror. The human carrier of a bioengineered nightmare. A horror that spreads faster than fear. A harrowing struggle for survival with no escape from the elements, the infected…or one another.
Part Lord of the Flies, part 28 Days Later—and all-consuming—this tightly written, edge-of-your-seat thriller takes you deep into the heart of darkness, where fear feeds on sanity…and terror hungers for more.
If you’re looking for a great read that you’ll probably finish quickly, this is absolutely one to pick up!
Are you excited that James Wan will be producing ‘The Troop’? If you’ve read the book, who would you like to see cast in the film? Share your thoughts in the comments below!