Variety‘s description of the book is as good as useless, but I asked a friend who has read it and they said:
It´s going to need a lot of restructuring to work as a film.It´s somewhere between The Shining and Kafka. There´s a second strand in the novel that could well be abandoned for a movie, a kind of story outside of the story. It´s very creepy.
A couple of years back Niels Arden Oplev was attached to direct from a script by Ehren Kruger. We´ve traded up.