by Chris Beveridge, published on October 21, 2013 - 03:45 PM|
Progress has been slow but steady on the feature film adaptation of Jean Heglands 2009 novel Into the Forest, but its made some good strides with new announcements today. The film has had Evan Rachel Wood and Ellen Page join the cast that will see Patricia Rozema directing. Rozema also did the screenplay adaptation and Ellen Page is one of the producers with it.
Plot concept: Set in the near-future, Into the Forest is a powerfully imagined novel that focuses on the relationship between two teenage sisters living alone in their Northern California forest home.
Over 30 miles from the nearest town, and several miles away from their nearest neighbor, Nell and Eva struggle to survive as society begins to decay and collapse around them. No single event precedes societys fall. There is talk of a war overseas and upheaval in Congress, but it still comes as a shock when the electricity runs out and gas is nowhere to be found. The sisters consume the resources left in the house, waiting for the power to return. Their arrival into adulthood, however, forces them to reexamine their place in the world and their relationship to the land and each other.