“The Dark Towers,” by Neil Gaiman, the best-selling novel about a small group of heroes in the middle of a dystopian future, will receive a special screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.
“Sleeping Beauty,” by Edith Wharton, the only other film directed by Gaiman’s daughter, will be shown at the festival as well.
“Sleeman” and “The Book of Eli” are the two films screened in the new lineup, which is curated by director Paul Verhoeven, who previously directed Verhoev’s “The Neon Demon,” the 2013 cult classic that was nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards.
Verhoever and his team of filmmakers have also worked on the Oscar-nominated film “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” and “Citizen Kane.”
“Sneaker” and the two-night festival run will be a joint venture between the Toronto Film Festival and the Toronto Art Gallery, which are co-sponsors of the festival.
Verhoven and his crew of filmmakers will also be able to attend the opening night of the upcoming “Dancing Queen,” which opens July 22.
Verhoeven and Verhoeved have worked together on films like “The Purge,” “The Shawshank Redemption” and last year’s “Sonic Highways.”
Verhoeve is repped by UTA, CAA, Paradigm and attorney Michael J. Schwartzman.