Filmmaker boards adventure tale…

Internationally acclaimed producer and director Shekhar Kapur (‘Elizabeth.,’ ‘The Four Feathers’) is taking the director’s chair for ‘Tiger’s Curse,’ an epic adventure film based on the first in a series of the bestselling novels by author Colleen Houck.

Adapted by Julie Plec (‘The Vampire Diaries,’ ‘The Originals’), ‘Tiger’s Curse’ follows Kelsey Hayes who learns that she has a powerful connection with a beautiful white tiger named Ren, while working at a circus in Oregon over the summer. When a mysterious stranger arrives to reclaim Ren and return him to his native India, Kelsey is whisked into an exotic adventure across the far reaches of the globe where she learns the powerful beast’s true identity – a prince who is the victim of a 300-year-old curse. With the ability to periodically return to human form, Ren and Kelsey begin a journey through treacherous jungles, sacred temples and go face-to-face with dark forces as they piece together an ancient prophecy which holds the promise of breaking the curse.

“Colleen Houck has created a brilliant story of a young girl’s journey through amazing adventures in the discovery of herself. Of who she really is,” said Kapur in a statement. “Yes there are tigers, amazing backdrops, heart stopping action and of course love. But at its centre, is an enthralling exploration of a young American teenager’s heart. Her desires. Her fears. Her mission and how she wins. I am super excited to direct this film.”

Raphael Kryszek and Jesse Israel of Ineffable Pictures are on board to produce along with Lotus Entertainment’s Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel.