Fantasy-to-film adaptations are all the rage now, and yet another one is on the cards, with Carrie Ryan’s bestselling post-apocalyptic horror novel Forest Of Hands And Teeth making the transition courtesy of writer/director Kate Maberly. Now, the first casting addition has been confirmed, with Variety announcing that Game Of Thrones and The Falling star Maisie Williams is on board.
For those who are unfamiliar with the novel, she will play the role of Mary, an inhabitant of one of the walled-off villages that the remnants of humanity have been confined to after a virus turns the bulk of the population into bloodthirsty cannibals. Bored of her confinement and looking for a life beyond the walls, she leads a group into the titular forest, with her quest possibly becoming the key to the survival of humanity.
Lending this project further credibility is the presence of Bourne Identity and Edge Of Tomorrow director Doug Liman, who is attached as producer. Speaking to Variety about his and Williams’ presence, Maberly said, “I am so incredibly excited to be stepping into the ‘Forest’ and collaborating with such a brilliant creative mind as Doug’s… We can’t wait to bring Ryan’s fantastical world to life and are absolutely thrilled to have Maisie on board.”
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