Overture Films has attached David Gordon Green to direct the horror thriller Freaks of the Heartland, written by newbie writers Peter Sattler and Geoff Davey.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the company recently purchased the rights to the Dark Horse graphic novel written by Steve Niles.

Illustrated by Greg Ruth, Niles' six-part 2004 series about the horrible secret of a rural Middle American town involves Trevor Owen's attempts to protect his "monster" of a 6-year-old younger brother and Gristlewood Valley's other "freaks" from their parents' worst instincts.

No production date has been set.