Supernatural suspense thriller lands director…

Lionsgate has acquired rights to the project ‘Down a Dark Hall’ with Rodrigo Cortés (‘Red Lights,’ ‘Buried’) attached to direct.

The film is based on the 1974 young adult best-seller from author Lois Duncan (‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’) and follows Kit Gordy, the newest student at the exclusive Blackwood Boarding School. It is the opportunity of a lifetime, but Kit quickly realizes something strange is happening behind its walls as she confronts the darkly seductive powers of Blackwood’s headmistress and comes face to face with the supernatural powers that could make her great or destroy her.

Screenwriter Michael Goldbach wrote the original adaptation for the screen, and Chris Sparling (‘Sea of Trees,’ ‘Buried’) has come aboard to also write on the film.

Producers include Stephenie Meyer, Meghan Hibbett, Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen.