Deadline is exclusively reporting that Creep franchise director Patrick Brice has signed up to adapt and helm Owen Laukkanen’s suspense novel The Wild for HBO Max.
The Wild focuses on Dawn. She’s not a bad person, she’s just made some bad choices: wrong guy, wrong friends, wrong everything. But she wasn’t expecting her parents to pay a boatload of money to ship her off to ‘Out of the Wild’, a wilderness bootcamp with a bunch of messed up kids to learn important ‘life lessons’. Dawn and the other kids wind up learning a lot, but not what they expect, for what happens in the woods ins’t what their parents planned. Sometimes plans go very wrong…and this is one of those times as Dawn is more scared than she’s ever been in her life.
As well as the film films (which stars Mark Duplass), his other features include The Overnight and Corporate Animals, as well as directing several episodes of the HBO series Room 104. Isaac Klausner will serve as producer on the project, while John Fischer will serve as executive producer under the Temple Hill banner.