EXCLUSIVE: Chris Eyre has signed on to direct Soul Catcher with John Sayles attached to write the screenplay. Based on the novel by Dune author Frank Herbert, the psychological thriller centers on a Native American activist who, driven by ancient spirits and injustice towards his people, kidnaps the son of an important U.S. politician with the intent to sacrifice the child as revenge. As the captors and captive attempt to escape from hunters across the Pacific Northwest, they form an unexpected bond which disrupts the planned ritual. Dimitri Villard optioned the book and is producing.
EXCLUSIVE: Four decades after Dune scribe Frank Herbert published his acclaimed 1972 novel Soul Catcher, the book has been optioned for the big screen by producer Dimitri Villard. The Flight Of he Navigator and Once Bitten producer first pursued the Herbert tome during the 1980s but tabled his film career to run music company ArtistDirect until last year. Now he’s returning to the screen biz with Soul Catcher, about a militant Native American student who....
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