PETTY ADAPTION OF PORTRAIT
Variety reports that J.T. Petty, writer/director of the acclaimed silent movie-style indie chiller SOFT FOR DIGGING and the above-average direct-to-video sequel MIMIC: SENTINEL, is in talks with Gold Circle Films to script FAMILY PORTRAIT. The project is based on the Graham (THE MANITOU) Masterton novel a.k.a. PICTURE OF EVIL, about a family who have used black magic to imprison their souls within an ancient painting, thus allowing them to live forever. Paul Brooks will produce; no word on whether Petty is negotiating to direct the movie as well.
Courtesy of Variety