Film deal for Adam Nevill

The John Jarrold Literary Acency have announced that a film option deal has been negotiated for Adam Nevill‘s horror novel The Ritual:

“Stillking Films have optioned Adam Nevill’s horror novel The Ritual.  Published in the UK in 2011 by Macmillan UK, the book will be published in the US by St Martin’s Press in 2012.

The novel is a contemporary horror tale that follows four men hiking in the northern European forests and the hellish things they discover there…

The deal was brokered by the Gotham Group in Los Angeles, representing the John Jarrold Literary Agency.  Stillking Films have produced many major films including Casino Royale, The Illusionist, From Hell and The Bourne Identity.”