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That’s according to the horror fiends at STYD, who says that former “Terminator: Salvation” star Anton Yelchin (who is also currently fronting the “Fright Night” remake) has landed the lead in Stephen Sommers’ upcoming adaptation of Dean Koontz’s potential franchise starter “Odd Thomas”.
“Odd Thomas” is the first of a series of supernatural novels by Koontz, and follows the titular character. From Amazon:
Only 20, [Odd Thomas] works contentedly as a fry cook in a small fictional California town, despite a talent for writing. The reason for his lack of ambition? A much rarer talent: Odd sees and converses with ghosts, the lingering dead who have yet to pass on, a secret he has kept from nearly everyone but his girlfriend, an eccentric author friend and the local police chief, whom he occasionally helps solve terrible crimes. Odd also has the ability to see bodachs, malevolent spirits that feast on pain and whose presence signifies a likelihood of imminent violence. The proximity of bodachs to a weird-looking stranger in town, whom Odd dubs “Fungus Man,” alerts Odd that trouble is brewing; breaking into Fungus Man’s house, Odd discovers not only hundreds of bodachs but a shrine to serial killers that helps him deduce that somehow Fungus Man will wreak widespread havoc very soon-so Odd is caught in a classic race against time to deter catastrophe.
Sommers, formerly of “G.I. Joe” and the “Mummy” films, will direct.