Ridley and Tony Scott are planning to produce a psychological thriller inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The $20 million project, dubbed “Tell-Tale,” will shoot in early 2008 with Michael Cuesta at the helm. Casting is under way; the Scotts will produce via their Scott Free Prods. banner.
“The Tell-Tale Heart,” first published in 1843, is narrated by a person of dubious sanity who has murdered an old man and hidden his body parts under the floor boards. The narrator is eventually undone by a belief that the heart is still beating.