Peter Weir, the director of films such as Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, The Truman Show and Dead Poets Society is set to direct a contemporary gothic thriller called The Keep, which is based on the 2006 novel written by Jennifer Egan. The story is set in a mysterious medieval castle somewhere in Central Europe, and it follows "two estranged American cousins who reunite to set up an alternative resort, stirring childhood traumas and phobias in a haunted castle."
Weir is also writing the screenplay for the movie which has a budget of around $30 million dollars. Weir has made some great films in his career and I think this will be a cool project for him to work on.
Here's a description of the book:
Award-winning author Jennifer Egan brilliantly conjures a world from which escape is impossible and where the keep –the tower, the last stand –is both everything worth protecting and the very thing that must be surrendered in order to survive.
Two cousins, irreversibly damaged by a childhood prank, reunite twenty years later to renovate a medieval castle in Eastern Europe. In an environment of extreme paranoia, cut off from the outside world, the men reenact the signal event of their youth, with even more catastrophic results. And as the full horror of their predicament unfolds, a prisoner, in jail for an unnamed crime, recounts an unforgettable story that seamlessly brings the crimes of the past and present into piercing relation.