Overture Films has hired David Gordon Green to direct Freaks of the Heartland, an adaptation of the 2004 Dark Horse miniseries by Steve Niles and Greg Ruth.
Newcomers Peter Sattler and Geoff Davey are writing the script. Green and Dark Horse CEO Mike Richardson are producing; Niles is executive producing.
The six-issue horror miniseries is set in rural America, where a young boy named Trevor tries to protect his little brother, and other “freak” children, from their parents’ worst instincts.
Green recently directed Pineapple Express and Snow Angels.