Scared Stiff: According to Variety, filmmaker William Moreing is adapting tween bestseller "Scared Stiff," with Scholastic Books authors Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner to pen the script.
The story concerns a teenage brother and sister who live above their parents' mortuary business. They must stop the corpse of a mass murderer that has come back to life and is out for revenge.
"The potential audience for 'Scared Stiff' is huge," said Moreing of the 9- to 16-year-old market. "There are many R-rated horror films released every year but virtually none made for younger teens and pre-teens."
The pic, which will have less graphic violence than an R-rated pic, will emphasize friendship as the teens survive by leaning on each other and finding the strength to overcome the odds.