Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis is being adapted into a “fresh modern horror” film of the same name.

Shooting for the movie is beginning next month, but these things are already true: the traveling salesman Gregor Samsa will be a high-school teenager in the movie version, he transforms into a cockroach (not a beetle), and it all happens within the setting of an American suburb. The film will be a whole different kind of metamorphosis in itself. Sorry Kafka?

(via @MaudNewton)

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