The story centers on a short-order cook named "Odd Thomas" who can commune with the dead, a secret only his girlfriend (Addison Timlin) and the local police (Dafoe) chief know.The young man can also spot malevolent forces called bodachs, who feed on pain and portent imminent death. When Odd sees them in spades surrounding a stranger, he finds himself in a race against time to avert a catastrophe.
February 28, 2014 (VOD)(Limited)
The Sommers Company
Dean R. Koontz (book)
- Image Entertainment will distribute in the US.
- The film is currently available on demand in select outlets like Time Warner, but will get a more wide release in February.
- Filmed in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
- Rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent will reportedly play "a blind DJ who helps the titular hero uncover a Satanic plot."
- Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays "Viola, a waitress who raises two young girls after their junkie mother dies."
- Patton Oswalt plays a sculptor named Oswald "Ozzie" P. Boone.
- Nico Tortorella (Scream 4) is in negotations to play "an officer working under the police chief, who is secretly a member of a Satanic cult bent on destroying the town."
- Addison Timlin will play "Stormy Llewellyn", the girlfriend of Odd Thomas.
- Budgeted in the $20-30 million range.
- Based on the first book in the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz.
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