Man, if the Beaver can make leap off the Black List, I don’t see why Serial Killer Days can’t. Heat Vision's got the scoop on this macabre literary adaptation that's currently being developed at Paramount with the "elevator pitch" of Scream meeting Disturbia (with a dash of Natural Born Killers, if you ask me.)
"Charmingly-morbid" and "pleasantly-ghoulish" are the appropriate descriptors for this story about a small Minnesota town that’s bedeviled by a serial killer who’s taken a victim a year over the past two decades. Rather than trying to stop this fiend, the town actually starts celebrating him with an annual fair. The “scream queen” in all this is Debbie Sue, a girl who just can’t be scared by anything; who's, in fact, trying to learn how to be frightened (and, thus, learning nothing from Daredevil.)
The project’s been put together by Mark P. Carter, a fresh talent whose biggest credit it so far is a lauded short, and Dan Dubiecki, who’s produced all of those Up in the Air, Juno and Thank You for Smoking indy darlings. I'm digging the premise--I hope they'll be able to retain the literary feel--and it’s honestly not that much of an abstraction. Have any of you Screened heads been to Salem, Mass? That town's gotten a lot of family-friendly tourism off of a series of senseless murders, hasn't it?