With films such as ‘The Lobster’ and ‘The Favourite’ under his belt, filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos is far from what some may say as conventional. That doesn’t look like it’s about to change anytime soon as he is currently in talks to direct a dark, comic horror western titled ‘The Hawkline Monster’.

The story follows two unlikely hero gunslingers hired by a fifteen-year-old girl named Magic Child to kill the monster that lives in ice caves under the basement of a house inhabited by a young woman named Miss Hawkline. What follows is a unique adventure where there is more to Magic Child, Miss Hawkline and the house than meets the eye.

An adaptation of the novel by Richard Brautigan, Roy Lee (IT) Andrew Trapani (Winchester) and Steven Schneider (Pet Sematary) will produce.

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This isn’t the first time a studio has tried to get this story off the ground and onto the silver screen. Previous directors attached to get this going included Hal Ashby and Tim Burton, Ashby’s versions also had Jack Nicholson, Harry Dean Stanton and Jeff Bridges set to star. Burton’s adaptation lined up Nicholson again but this time paired him with Clint Eastwood, unfortunately, both projects failed to gather any momentum.

Lanthimos sweep the board taking home numerous awards at the start of 2019 for his comedic period piece ‘The Favourite’ which starred Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.  Previous to that he directed both ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ and ‘The Lobster’ which both starred Colin Farrell.