Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan is set to direct "Heart Shaped Box", a Warner Bros. Pictures production based on Joe Hill's book of the same title.
Opts to remain in thriller genre after his two stints of "The Brave One" and "Killing on Carnival Row", Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan has signed on to direct another of the kind entitled "Heart Shaped Box" for Warner Bros. Pictures, Variety has reported.
Based on the book of the same name written by Joe Hill, son of horror fiction maven Stephen King, the project concerns an aging rock star who cannot refuse an offer to buy a suit on eBay said to contain a ghost. Following the arrival of the suit, he soon realizes that while he wants the ghost gone, the ghost in contrast desires for his death.
No word yet on who will either write the script or star, but it is learned that Akiva Goldsman will seat as the producer. A 1983 graduate of Wesleyan University, the man is also recognized to be an acclaimed screenwriter, even took home an Academy Award in 2002 when his writing work for "A Beautiful Mind" was named best adapted screenplay.