Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star in an adaptation of Ollie Masters graphic novel ‘Snow Blind’ with Gustav Möller set to helm.
The story follows Teddy, a high school student in a sleepy Alaskan suburb whose life is turned upside down after he innocently posts a photo of his dad online.
He quickly learns that he and his family are in the Witness Protection Program and soon a man seeking revenge invades their town followed soon after by pursuing FBI agents. His dad’s reasons for going into the program also may not be as innocent as he says. Sources say the film is “Prisoners meets Running on Empty”.
Patrick Ness, who penned ‘A Monster Calls’, is writing the script.
Gyllenhaal, Riva Marker, Ross Richie, Stephen Christy, and Adam Yoelin are producing.
Möller is best known for his work on 2018’s Danish thriller ‘The Guilty’, ‘Snow Blind’ will mark his English Language directorial debut. He has also directed a number of episodes for the Danish drama-thriller ‘Follow The Money’.
As well as penning the script for ‘A Monster Calls’, Ness is currently adapting the script for Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Lord of the Flies’.
Gyllenhaal was last seen in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ opposite Tom Holland. He is also attached to David Leitch’s ‘The Division’ with Jessica Chastain and Brian Helgeland’s ‘Finest Kind’ with Zendaya.