You might not have heard of the David Prill novel Serial Killer Days, which tells of a small town that “celebrates the annual arrival of a serial killer with a parade and a pageant.” But Mark Carter happened across it and thought it might make a great movie. He tracked down the rights and then roped in Thank You For Smoking co-producer Dan Dubiecki. They knocked a script into shape, which landed on the 2008 Black List.

Paramount thought it was a bit like Scream and Disturbia with respect to tone. (Amazon called it “a satire about horror for people who don’t like horror novels.”) The studio picked it up, and Mark Carter will write a new draft and possibly direct. Read More »