In a story from Production Weekly, John and Drew Dowdle (Quarantine) will be directing an adaptation of Jack Kilborn's novel "Afraid."

Writing the script are Larry Malkin and Chad Thumann.

In "Afraid," five government-sponsored Red-ops fighters, psychotic torturers with modified brains and extensive training in killing anyone in their way, have been wrongly sent on a mission in small, sleepy Safe Haven, Wisconsin. General Alton Tope sends in a dozen Green Berets, two other Special Forces teams, navy SEALs and some marines, all of whom may be just about enough to stop this lethal killing force. The townsfolk also band together to save their home.

Evan Jacobs