Loch Ness Book is Getting a Movie Adaptation

Posted 2017/06/19 0 0

A movie about Nessie, aka the Loch Ness Monster, will be adapted from the 2005 novel The Loch.

 

The upcoming killer shark flick MEG will be hitting us all on August 10th of next year. The Jason Statham horror/thriller is based on Steve Alten’s best-selling same-named novel, and one of his other books, The Loch, is being optioned for a film adaptation. Producer Belle Avery, who is working with Alten on the giant shark movie Meg, is reportedly working with Chinese producers to make The Loch happen. Here's what the author had to say about it.

"Belle Avery, the lead producer on Meg, is working with her Chinese producers to bring The Loch to the big screen. Screenwriter and director are their first priorities... and they are speaking to some serious talent."

The Loch synopsis:

Marine biologist Zachary Wallace once suffered a near-drowning experience in legendary Loch Ness, and now, long-forgotten memories of that experience have begun haunting him. The truth surrounding these memories lies with Zachary’s estranged father, Angus Wallace, a wily Highlander on trial for murder. Together the two plunge into a world where the legend of Loch Ness shows its true face.

With the recent commercial successes of The Shallows and 47 Meters Down, along with the continued buzz around Meg, it seems that underwater “monster” movies are bigger than ever. And while a gigantic shark doesn’t headline The Loch, it’s sure to tap into the same fear of underwater menace that those films did and could become a profitable exercise. Recent collaborations between Chinese and US studios (The Great Wall) haven’t been as successful as hoped, so if this film does go down that route, we hope for a more worthy result. We’ll keep you updated on developments with The Loch as well as Meg.

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