It seems like Osgood Perkins is no longer attached to direct the adaptation of Paul Tremblay’s novel “A Head Full of Ghosts,” but Scott Cooper is in to re-write and direct the horror film starring Margaret Qualley.
Deadline reports that Scott Cooper has stepped in to replace Osgood Perkins as the director of the upcoming horror film “A Head Full of Ghosts.” The news comes a month ahead of Cooper’s first foray into horror, the Guillermo del Toro-produced “Antlers.” That Cooper is already attached to make another horror movie only serves to build anticipation for “Antlers,” which has an impressive cast starring Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons, and was co-written by one of the writers of both the “Hannibal” TV show and “Channel Zero.”
When it comes to Cooper’s previous directorial efforts, you might say they range in quality, from the we-won’t-speak-of-it “Black Mass,” to the captivating “Crazy Heart.” It remains to be seen which side “Antlers” and “A Head Full of Ghosts” fall into.
The film will be adapted from a novel praised by, among others, Stephen King. Margaret Qualley is no stranger to horror, as she acted in both the underwhelming “Death Note,” but also Hideo Kojima’s videogame epic “Death Stranding.” Likewise, the original draft was written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowsky, who recently penned “The Night House” which premiered at Sundance.
“A Head Full of Ghosts” tells the story of Merry Barrett, who as a child watches her older sister develop schizophrenia, which morphs into what seems like a terrifying demonic possession that tore her family apart. 20 years later, Merry is contacted by a journalist with a similarly haunted past, which forces her to relieve and reconsider her traumatic childhood.