SCOOP: Eric Heisserer To Write And Direct Adaptation Of His Katrina Story, Hours

Bleeding Cool have confirmed that Eric Heisserer, screenwriter of the upcoming Final Destination 5 and The Thing preq-boot, is to make his directorial debut this summer. The feature film Hours is to be based upon Heisserer’s own short story of the same name, telling a small, personal drama in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina with the energy and desperation of a thriller. You can read it in full at Popcorn Fiction, where this hook is given:

A man pushes his body to the limits to save his newborn baby in this moving thriller.

The film is being produced by Peter Safran, and the casting process is about to begin.

It was just yesterday that Heisserer took to his Twitter account to discuss early versions of Final Destination 5 and The Thing:

Saw a cut of #FD5 last week. You guys are gonna love the deaths. Esp the lasik sequence.

#FD5 trivia: I named a character after my personal trainer, as revenge for his weekly torture sessions. He considers it a compliment. Damn.

I’m hearing really good things about post-prod on The Thing prequel. Keep your eyes peeled for a trailer before summer.

There is a LOT of character development in the FD5 script. Unsure how much will survive editing. Fingers crossed.

No more on #FD5 for now. Sometimes you just gotta wait.

Which begs the question “What’s a Lasik?” Turns out that it’s a laser eye surgery device of some kind. I hope I’m not the only one to not get that right off the bat. I hope the in thing these days isn’t laser eye surgery chat and I’m just some sort of useless no hoper who doesn’t know his Lasik from his Zyoptix.

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