I thought The Ruins was a fantastic, and actually rather nasty little horror flick, and it has baffled me why director Carter Smith did not make a new film sooner. However, it appears that he has secretly been working on his next film, a romantic ghost story called Jamie Marks Is Dead, and reports are saying that filming is already finished!
The film is based on Christopher Barzak’s novel, One For Sorrow, and it is already in post-production. The film has bagged itself a good cast too, with Liv Tyler (above) in the starring role alongside Judy Greer (Carrie), Cameron Monaghan, Morgan Saylor, Madisen Beaty, Erin Wihelmi and Noah Silver.
Carter Smith both writes and directs the secretive new horror, and while no plot details have been made available, the synopsis for the novel is available on Amazon, and we have it here to give you an idea of what Jamie Marks Is Dead will be like, and it sounds interesting.
Part thriller, part ghost tale, part love story, One for Sorrow is a novel as timeless as The Catcher in the Rye and as hauntingly lyrical as The Lovely Bones. Christopher Barzak’s stunning debut tells of a teenage boy’s coming-of-age that begins with a shocking murder and ends with a reason to hope.
Adam McCormick had just turned fifteen when the body was found in the woods. It is the beginning of an autumn that will change his life forever. Jamie Marks was a boy a lot like Adam, a boy no one paid much attention to—a boy almost no one would truly miss. And for the first time, Adam feels he has a purpose. Now, more than ever, Jamie needs a friend.
But the longer Adam holds on to Jamie’s ghost, the longer he keeps his friend tethered to a world where he no longer belongs…and the weaker Adam’s own ties to the living become. Now, to find his way back, Adam must learn for himself what it truly means to be alive.”