The formidable Negan from The Walking Dead is getting his own horror story.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Supernatural, Grey’s Anatomy) will play the lead role in Screen Gems’ adaptation of the James Herbert horror novel Shrine, Deadline reports. The film is being adapted and directed by Beauty and the Beast screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos, making his directorial debut.
The plot revolves around a failed journalist who discovers a series of miracles and uses them to resurrect his career, but these seemingly divine happenings may have a darker source.
Spiliotopoulos is producing alongside Ghost House Pictures’ Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert. Ghost House previously teamed up with Morgan on The Possession (2012), which made over $85 million worldwide against a budget of just $14 million.
Production on Shrine will begin in February.