In a story from Variety, Furst Films has picked up the feature rights to author R.L. Stine's "The Sitter."

Brothers Sean Furst and Bryan Furst are going to produce the film along with longtime Stine collaborators Yvonne Bernard and Beth Hawk. Stine will executive produce.

The novel follows a young woman who gets a summer job being a nanny to a 4-year-old who has not talked for months. The woman soon realizes that the child is "haunted by something too horrible for words."

Furst Films has a first-look deal at Overture. The company recently produced Daybreakers for Lionsgate.

Evan Jacobs