AMC has put in development NOS4A2, a supernatural horror series based on the bestselling novel by Joe Hill (Horns, Locke & Key). A search is underway for a writer to pen the adaptation, which is being produced by Michael Eisner’s Tornante TV (BoJack Horseman) and AMC Studios.
NOS4A2 centers on Victoria “Vic” McQueen, a young woman with an uncanny talent for finding lost things… a gift that is gradually destroying her mind. Her search for help leads her to someone with powers not unlike her own: the psychopath Charlie Manx, who has survived for a century by abducting children in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith (license plate: NOS4A2), and draining his passengers of their souls to keep himself forever young. When Manx kidnaps Vic’s own son, she’ll plunge into the impossible, nightmare world that lies just beneath the surface of everyday America in a desperate attempt to get him back.
The book, published by William Morrow in 2013, debuted at No. 5 on the New York Times Best Seller List. It is the latest work by Hill to be optioned for the screen. His fantasy thriller Horns was made into a 2014 feature directed by Alex Aja and starring Daniel Radcliffe. Heart Shaped Box, bought originally by Warner Bros for producer Akiva Goldsman and writer/director Neil Jordan, is currently being redeveloped at Warner Bros. by Langley Park Productions. Hill’s supernatural comic series Locke & Key was first developed for TV, landing a pilot order at Fox, and then as a feature at Universal. It is currently being eyed again as a TV series. Last season, Hill wrote and executive produced Tales From The Darkside, a remake of the 1980s fantasy/horror anthology series, which was piloted by the CW. Hill’s fourth novel The Fireman, will be published in May 2016. In addition to NOS4A2, Tornante TV also is developing Fated, an university-set drama for NBC.
Hill was repped in the deal by Sean Daily at Hotchkiss and Assoc. on behalf of the literary agency, The Choate Agency.