Carter Smith directed the 2008 horror thriller The Ruins and then slipped into obscurity. He hasn’t directed a feature since, but now he has already finished up a new film and is currently in post production. He has adapted One for Sorrow to film to make Jamie Marks is Dead.
Christopher Barzak, author of One for Sorrow, recently visited the set and blogged about his experience there. It’s an interesting read especially because he is seeing his characters come to life. It’s an interesting process.
Noah Silver stars as Jamie Marks with Liv Tyler, Judy Greer, and Cameron Monaghan. Below you can check out the official synopsis for the book.
Adam McCormick had just turned fifteen when the body was found in the woods. It is the beginning of an autumn that will change his life forever. Jamie Marks was a boy a lot like Adam, a boy no one paid much attention to—a boy almost no one would truly miss. And for the first time, Adam feels he has a purpose. Now, more than ever, Jamie needs a friend.
But the longer Adam holds on to Jamie’s ghost, the longer he keeps his friend tethered to a world where he no longer belongs…and the weaker Adam’s own ties to the living become. Now, to find his way back, Adam must learn for himself what it truly means to be alive.