The Grudge Writer Adapting Rattle Novel For New Series

January 19, 2017

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Stephen Susco, who penned ‘The Grudge’, ‘The Grudge 2’ and ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’, will be adapting Fiona Cummins’ soon to be released novel ‘Rattle’ for a new dark, TV series.  Susco will also be writing the upcoming television adaption of ‘Flatliners‘, Deadline reports.



Dark and compelling, ‘Rattle’ is about a sinister bone collector who has a macabre obsession with his museum of medical oddities and when the time comes for a fresh harvest, it’s down to Detective Etta Fitzroy to hunt down the psychopath before he can add to his collection.


“I’m so excited to see my characters and their stories brought to life on screen,” Cummins said. “And I couldn’t be more thrilled that Stephen, who is bursting with brilliant ideas, has agreed to write the script.”

“Rattle is one of the most emotional and chilling thrillers I’ve read in some time and I’m delighted to be working with Archery Pictures in bringing it to the screen.” Susco stated.


‘Rattle’, the novel, will land on shelves on January 26th in the UK, via Pan Macmillan. Archery Pictures acquired the rights  to the novel after much competition when the book drew quite a buzz when it was unveiled at book fairs. There is no word yet on who might be cast in the series, but we will keep you updated.


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