Got an affinity for Bram Stoker’s Dracula and fond of director Natasha Kermani? The Imitation Girl helmer’s latest, Lucky, is currently streaming on Shudder for those keen to see what the director’s applications are like as we venture onto her latest development: An adaptation of Joe Hill’s 2004 short story, Abraham’s Boys, for the big screen.
The plot follows Max and Rudy Van Helsing, who know nothing of their father Abraham’s past and cannot understand his overprotective attitude and strange behavior. To make matters worse, Abraham is becoming increasingly more unhinged, paranoid, and violent.
Kermani’s adaptation is set to explore the boys’ trauma through the eyes of a young Asian woman who is no stranger to death.
We were fortunate to score a look at Kermani’s Lucky during its festival run for review. By comparison, I can definitely assert Kermani’s ability to increase a story’s intensity, and with a full-dive into the action-horror arena, I’m fascinated with the news. She’s partnering with LA-based Tea Shop Productions (47 Meters Down 1 & 2, The Informer, Tower Block) to help bring the Bram Stoker-inspired tie-in to life.
“I’ve always loved Bram Stoker’s Dracula and was immediately drawn to Joe Hill’s unique and personal take on the legend of Van Helsing,” Kermani said. “Abraham’s Boys is an exciting opportunity to look at a familiar story through a new lens, and to explore classic characters and themes in a contemporary way.”Deadline
Tea Shop’s James Harris said: “I have always loved Joe’s short story, it has such an amazing tone and feel, so when we met Natasha we were blown away by how she wanted to approach it. Natasha is an exciting new filmmaker we are delighted to collaborate with.”
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