Peter Weir Writing And Directing The Keep – The Shining Meets Kafka?

After the colossal scale of The Way Back, Peter Weir is planning something very different for his next picture and will adapt Jennifer Egan‘s 2006 novel The Keep.

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.