Magazine article Screen International

Maisie Williams, Doug Liman YA Thriller Heads to Cannes Marché

Magazine article Screen International

Maisie Williams, Doug Liman YA Thriller Heads to Cannes Marché

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Embankment Films has signed on to sell Doug Liman-produced YA thriller The Forest Of Hands And Teeth, which will star Game Of Thrones' Maisie Williams.

The film is based on the first in the trilogy of post-apocalyptic zombie-fantasy novels by Carrie Ryan, adapted by and to be directed by actres- turned first-time feature director Kate Maberly (Finding Neverland).

Former Screen Star of Tomorrow Williams will play the headstrong young Mary, who dreams of venturing beyond the fence that surrounds her village in the heart of the forest.

Prevented from leaving by the authoritarian Sisterhood and the terrors of the Unconsecrated that lurk beyond the perimeter, Mary uncovers the secrets at the heart of her community that threaten to destroy the fragile peace.

Pre-production is underway with shoot set for early 2017 in Romania.

The Bourne Identity director-producer Liman said of the project: "The Forest of Hands and Teeth is that rare project - smart, commercial and original. …

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