Blumhouse has recently obtained the adaptation rights to Clémence Michallon’s debut novel, The Quiet Tenant, as reported by Deadline. This exciting news comes just days after the book’s release, and Blumhouse intends to transform the story into either a The Quiet Tenant show or movie.
As described, The Quiet Tenant‘s story is about Aidan Thomas, “a hard-working family man and a somewhat beloved figure in the small upstate town where he lives. He’s the kind of man who always lends a hand and has a good word for everyone. But Aidan has a dark secret he’s been keeping from everyone in town and those closest to him. He’s a kidnapper and serial killer. Aidan has murdered eight women and there’s a ninth he has earmarked for death: Rachel, imprisoned in a backyard shed, fearing for her life.”
Michallon will be an executive producer for the project. Speaking with Deadline, she had a bit to say about the point of view of the story: “I’m a reporter by trade, so I took writing an authentic serial killer novel as a great responsibility. Since the serial killer here victimizes women, there was something important in the centering of female voices.”
Blumhouse founder Jason Blum expanded: “I read Clémence’s novel in one sitting and was riveted. The story has all the elements of a great screen adaptation.”
Michallon added: “Jason Blum is one of the most dynamic producers working today. With an enviable slate of motion picture and television credits, and every one of them has viewers tethered to the screen. His vision for bringing The Quiet Tenant to viewers is incredibly strong. I am thrilled he has taken an interest in my work and to be collaborating with him on this project.”
No firm details on whether it is a movie or show adaptation of The Quiet Tenant, though between shows like Dexter and streaming movies such as Flesh, there are a lot of directions to take it.
Last Updated on June 21, 2023.