Got an email about Scott Nicholson’s novel, “The Manor”, being optioned by Inevitable Film Group for feature film development. That means someone bought the book and will be turning it into a movie for those of you who don’t get movie talk. Here’s the premise of the novel and upcoming film:
Written by award-winning author Scott Nicholson and based on his supernatural thriller novel, THE MANOR is a haunted house story that explores the risk of suffering for art. Combining elements that made THE HAUNTING and HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL into horror classics, it also taps a love story, Appalachian folk magic, the power of the creative spirit and the obsessions that drive artists to the point of utter madness.
In the remote Appalachian Mountains of South Carolina, artists gather at the historic Korban Manor for a retreat. Sculptor Mason Jackson is making his last bid for success and finds himself driven to carve a life-sized wooden statue of the late Ephram Korban, the man who built the manor. Anna Galloway, a psychic who is dying of cancer, has come to the manor to find proof of the supernatural before she dies. As the artists become increasingly obsessed with Ephram Korban, their work brings Korban’s spirit to life. This spirit invades Mason’s statue and, with Anna’s help, Mason is driven to destroy his masterpiece before Korban makes himself at home for good.