David Koepp and Blumhouse, along with Kevin Bacon, are teaming up for the film adaptation of the international best-selling novel You Should Have Left by Daniel Kehlmann, THR is reporting.
Termors star Kevin Bacon will be both starring and producing the film which begins production later this year. Koepp, who penned the script, will be in the director’s chair. Bacon found the book and the two teamed up to option the story. This isn’t the first time the two have worked together, Koepp directed Bacon on the set of 1999’s supernatural thriller Stir of Echoes. Koepp’s screenwriting credits also include Jurassic Park, Panic Room, and Spider-Man.
The book tells of, “a screenwriter who holes up in a remote house in the Alps with his wife and daughter so he can work on a sequel to his big hit. But in shades of The Shining, the classic Stephen King novel that was adapted into a film by Stanley Kubrick, the writer slowly begins to lose his marbles when unexplained occurrences begin to chip away at him.”
Bacon recently reprised his role Val in Syfy’s “Tremors” series, which wrapped filming back in November.