EXCLUSIVE: Universal Television and David S. Goyer have optioned TV rights to horror novel Snowblind, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden (Ghosts Of Albion, Joe Golem And The Drowning City). The New England-set book, published earlier this year by St. Martin’s Press, tracks the denizens of a town still reeling from the disappearance of over a dozen people who were snatched during a sinister snowstorm 12 years prior.

Goyer is coming off of Da Vinci’s Demons and Man of Steel and will supervise development and executive produce alongside Golden and Pete Donaldson. Project is being developed as a limited series. Snowblind also comes with a choice celebrity endorsement from horror maven Stephen King: “Snowblind is instantly involving and deeply scary. It will bring a blizzard to your bones (and your heart) even in the middle of July. Throw away all those old ‘it was a dark and stormy night’ novels; this one is the real deal. And watch out for that last page. It’s a killer.”

Snowblind marks Golden’s latest work to get the screen treatment. His Joe Golem and the Drowning City, co-written with Mike Mignola, is at Constantin Films with Alex Proyas attached to direct for Donaldson Media and Gotham Entertainment, while last year WB took pre-emptive rights to Golden’s Tin Men, which Chernin Entertainment and Donaldson Media are producing. Goyer is repped by WME and Bloom Hergott. Golden is repped by manager/producer Donaldson, Howard Morhaim of the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency, and attorney Adam Rosen at One LLP.