Red Splat Pictures options Paul Kane’s Lunar for feature film

Janice De La Mare, the CEO and producer of Red Splat Pictures, said, “I am delighted to announce the signing of Lunar to Red Splat. We have been looking forward to collaborating with Paul Kane on a project for some time, and Lunar is the perfect story for us. It fits well with our horror brand and is a unique and thrilling tale”

Brad Watson is attached to direct, this being the second collaboration between Watson and Kane, after Watson directed the short film Wind Chimes, also penned by Kane.

Watson, whose work has spanned several short films, an award-winning feature, and following on from the success of the globally released supernatural thriller 7th Dimension (aka Beacon 77) said: “I am very excited to be attached to this project at this early stage, Paul Kane is fantastic to work with and I am a big fan of his work.”

Paul Kane is an award-winning writer and editor, renowned for his bestselling Arrowhead Trilogy, a post-apocalyptic reworking of the Robin Hood mythology.

Kane said, “It’s great that I’m finally getting to work with Brad on a feature, especially after working on the short film Wind Chimes together. I’ve been a big fan of his since I watched and reviewed Asylum Night a few years ago, and he’s gone from strength to strength with 7th Dimension. I’m really looking forward to being a part of this project and I know Lunar’s in very safe hands.’

Kane’s latest novel, Lunar, is in the tradition of books like I Am Legend and films like Night of the Living Dead, and is introduced by noted horror author Ramsey Campbell. Published by Bad Moon Books in the US – in hardback and trade paperback – Lunar was launched on the 30 September 2012 at FantasyCon in Brighton.

Red Splat Pictures is slated to complete production in the UK in early 2014.