Universal Pictures have won the battle to option rights to the bestselling novel Final Girls by Riley Sager. The movie will be produced by Anonymous Content’s Nicole Clemens along with Sugar23’s Ashley Zalta and Michael Sugar.
The book came out this late summer and was published by Ebury Press in July. It has proved popular since its release and had a review from Stephen King claiming “’if you liked GONE GIRL you’ll like this.”
The plot follows a college student, Quincy Carpenter, who went on vacation ten years ago with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie-scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to – a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. The three girls are all attempting to put their nightmares behind them and, with that, one another. Despite the media’s attempts, they never meet. That is until Lisa, the first Final Girl, is found dead in her bathtub. Quincy’s life becomes a race against time as she tries to unravel the truth.
The “final girl” has long been a staple of the horror film genre, and lately there have been several films with just about that very same title focusing on her and/or them. There’s something endearing about a feisty female protagonist being the last one left in an apocalypse or massacre.
There is no confirmed director, writer, stars or release date yet.