John Saul's The God Project to be adapted by Deborah Wakeham
Lucid Dreams and Julijette Inc. are set to produce a feature film based on Saul's novel which Deborah Wakeham and Juliette Hagopian are producing, with the former on scripting duties.
Variety reports that there's no helmer on board as yet, but producers are planning to announce a director soon, and start filming some time this spring in Canada.
The book was published in 1982. Here's the plot (courtesy of John Saul's official site):
"Something is happening to the children of Eastbury, Massachusetts...Something that causes healthy babies to turn cold in their cribs. Something that strikes at the heart of every parent's darkest fears. Something unexplained that is taking the children, one by one.
Sally Montgomery has just lost her beautiful little baby girl. Lucy and Jim Corliss, bitterly divorced, have been reunited by the sudden disappearance of their son. An entire town waits on the edge of panic for the next child to be taken. They all know there must be a reason for the terror.
But no one ever expected...The God Project."
Wakeham stated that "John Saul was ahead of his time when he wrote about the dangers of cloning in the 1980s. We hope to show the awesome power and potentially dire consequences of what happens when the power to create human life falls into the wrong hands."