By Adam B. Vary
April 19, 2012 at 07:09 PM EDT
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Twilight author Stephenie Meyer is pushing further into the world of filmmaking, optioning the movie rights to Lois Duncan’s 1974 YA horror/suspense novel Down a Dark Hall. Meyer is developing the film through her Fickle Fish production company, along with Twilight producer Wyck Godfrey’s Temple Hill Entertainment. (Variety first reported the story.)

The story follows 14-year-old Kit Gordy as she enrolls in the creepy Blackwood boarding school, which has only four students.

“Not too much information to share as yet, but even in this early stage, it is still very exciting,” Meyer wrote on her blog about the project. “Down a Dark Hall was my favorite of [Duncan’s] novels…and it gave me some serious nightmares when I was nine.”

Meyer is also producing the feature film adaptation of her novel The Host, which is currently shooting, and she produced writer-director Jerusha Hess’ comedy Austenland, about a Jane Austen fanatic (Keri Russell).

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