Mark Heyman has inked a deal with Paramount Pictures and Indian Paintbrush to adapt Franck Thilliez's novel Syndrome E.
The book, described as being comparable to Seven and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, centers on Lucie Hennebelle, a beleaguered detective that discovers her friend has come down with a rare case of spontaneous blindness after viewing a violent film from the 1950s. After investigating, she finds that the film has been embedded with subliminal images that results in death. She teams with Paris police and figures out that the film may be connected to a group of men that were murdered and disposed of in nearby woods.
No production schedule has been released.