Netflix has given a series order for a re-imagining of THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE. The as of yet untitled horror drama is from filmmaker Mike Flanagan (Ouija: Origin of Evil, Oculus, Hush).
As per Deadline, The project is a modern re-imagining of Shirley Jackson’s classic 1959 novel, The Haunting of Hill House, considered one of the best ghost stories of the 20th century. It originated with Amblin TV’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, fans of the book, who tracked its rights to Paramount Television. Flanagan was tapped to write, direct and executive produce and his producing partner, Trevor Macy, to executive produce a potential TV series adaptation. The pitch was sold to Netflix for development, which led to the straight-to-series order. Frank and Falvey also executive produce.
Jackson’s The Haunting Of Hill House has been adapted twice before – The first was the superior 1963 film The Haunting and then again in 1999, again as The Haunting.
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