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MarketDecember 16, 2019SoldDecember 16, 2019 FinancierFilm Nation 12-2019 - This is not a spec. Per Deadline, FilmNation acquired the rights to the book and hired Sherman and Desmond to adapt in April 2018.
A gay couple and their adopted daughter have their cabin invaded by four strangers who take the familycaptive and tell them that, to prevent the upcoming apocalypse, one of them must be killed by the others.
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WEN (8), with a childish curiosity, catches grasshoppers outside when she's approached by a stranger, LEONARD (30s), neat and friendly, Leonard is joined by his associates SABRINA (20s), Adriane (30s) and REDMOND (40s) all brandishing horrific weapons. Wen retreats inside to the safety of her two fathers ERIC (30s) and ANDREW (30s). Eric and Andrew survey the scene and deny entry to the unwanted guests. Leonard demands entrance into the house and says that they will enter by any means necessary. Eric opens a window as an attempt to trick them and ushers Andrew and Wen into the basement. Leonard discovers them and after a brief struggle, the family finds themselves seated at the dinner table. Switch to Eric's perspective. Two days earlier Eric attends mass and takes off his wedding room before entering. Present. Leonard explains to them that the family must decide who they will sacrifice in order to save the world and millions of lives. A back and forth ensues about the validity of this ritual and Leonard informs them that if the ritual isn't fulfilled, the sky will fall, disease will spread and darkness will consume the earth. Andrew smashes a glass against Redmond's head. Andrew...