Paranormal Activity 2 director Tod Williams has signed on to direct Those Across the River for producers Mike Medavoy and Akiva Goldsman.

The story centers on a World War I veteran who moves to a small town in Georgia during the Great Depression. The veteran plans to write a book about his father, a plantation owner, but soon gets caught up in a series of mysterious murders in the town, and the secrets kept by the townsfolk.

Tod Williams will write the screenplay, adapted from the Christopher Buehlman novel. Mike Medavoy and Akiva Goldsman will produce through Akiva Goldsman's Weed Road Entertainment company.

No production schedule was given for Those Across the River.