Movie News: Adaptations

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‘The Jungle Book’ Screenwriter to Adapt YA Sci-Fi Novel ‘Seeker’

screenrant.com – It can’t really be said that young adult novel adaptations are currently dominating the box office, but it’s certainly not for lack of trying. With The Hunger Games taking the genre lead after the Harry Potter and Twilight franchises came to a close, just about every major studio is throwing YA sci-fi and fantasy adaptations at the wall in the hope that something will stick.

11 hours 16 min ago via jetli
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Ann Brashares’ Latest YA Novel ‘The Here And Now’ Acquired By ‘Traveling Pants’ Producers Alcon & Alloy

deadline.com – Alcon Entertainment, Alloy Entertainment and Kira Davis’ 8:38 Productions have reteamed to acquire Ann Brashares‘ latest young adult novel, The Here And Now, which was released this week by Delacorte Press. The three companies previously joined to collaborate on Brashares’ bestselling Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants novels, turning them into a 2005 feature film starring Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrara and Amber Tamblyn and a 2008 sequel. 1 week 5 days ago via brucelee
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Sony Acquiring Wall Street Thriller 'Flash Boys' From 'Moneyball' Writer

feedproxy.google.com – Scott Rudin and Eli Bush will produce the adaption of Michael Lewis' book, which hit stores on March 31. 2 weeks 13 hours ago via jetli
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Sony Pictures, Scott Rudin Acquiring Michael Lewis Bestseller ‘Flash Boys’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures and producer Scott Rudin are near a deal to acquire Flash Boys, the hottest selling book in the country by Michael Lewis, about a group of Wall Street guys who grew frustrated by a loophole that gave traders the opportunity to game the stock market. They banded together to reform the financial markets by creating an exchange which rendered impotent the act of high-frequency trading, a growing form of trading that gave insiders an advantage. 2 weeks 21 hours ago via jetli
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DreamWorks Acquires Swedish Bank Robbery Book 'Made in Sweden'

feedproxy.google.com – Anders Roslund and Stefan Thunberg's crime thriller tells the true story of the largest wave of bank robberies in Sweden's history. 2 weeks 2 days ago via brucelee
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‘Twilight’ Producers on Board Robert Silverberg Sci-Fi Story for Focus (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Focus Features has acquired movie rights to the Robert Silverberg sci-fi story “How It Was When the Past Went Away.” Producers are Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen of Temple Hill Entertainment, producers of the “Twilight” franchise. Vince Gerardis is executive producing. The Pastor brothers, David and Alex, are adapting. The movie is about what happens... 3 weeks 2 days ago via jackiechan
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Princess Pictures, Anonymous Content Land Benedict Arnold Tale ‘The Traitor’s Wife’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Princess Pictures has acquired screen rights to The Traitor’s Wife, the bestseller by Allison Pataki about Benedict Arnold’s historical betrayal of General George Washington. Turns out that behind the most notorious turncoat of the American Revolutionary War was a wife half his age who orchestrated the whole thing. Peggy Shippen Arnold was a beautiful socialite half her husband’s age, with a loyalty to the British that led her to exploit her husband’s disillusionment into a scandalous move. 3 weeks 2 days ago via brucelee
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Legendary Acquires John Shiffman's Book ‘Operation Shakespeare’ (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – Legendary Pictures has acquired rights to John Shiffman's novel “Operation Shakespeare,” TheWrap has learned. “Operation Shakespeare” is the true story of a daring international sting led by an elite Homeland Security team out to stop foreign arms dealers from acquiring and selling U.S. military technology. 3 weeks 5 days ago via jetli
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Warner Bros Lands Mitch Albom Novel ‘The First Phone Call From Heaven’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has acquired The First Phone Call From Heaven, the bestselling novel by Mitch Albom that was published last November by Harper. Denise DiNovi will produce. The book opens on a morning in the small town of Coldwater, MI, when the phones start ringing and the voices say they calling from heaven. 4 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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‘American Psycho’ Producer Options Wall Street Thriller ‘Eat What You Kill’ (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – Veteran producer Edward R. Pressman (“Wall Street”) has optioned feature film rights to first-time author Ted Scofield's thriller novel “Eat What You Kill,” which hits bookstores Tuesday via St. Martin's Press, TheWrap has learned. “Eat What You Kill” is a high-octane story that tests the limits to which one man will go for wealth and power in a world obsessed with luxury and excess.

4 weeks 2 days ago via jackiechan
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Fox 2000 Grabs John Green Novel ‘Paper Towns,’ Reunites ‘Fault In Our Stars’ Team

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: After completing its adaptation of the John Green novel The Fault In Our Stars, Fox 2000 has made a deal for the 2008 Green novel Paper Towns, and it is working on bringing bring back together not only the producers and the screenwriters for another go but also one of the stars. 4 weeks 2 days ago via jetli
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YA Sci-Fi Book 'Unremembered' Acquired by 'Vampire Academy' Producers (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – The planned trilogy follows a teen who finds herself floating in the ocean, following a plane crash, with no memory of her past. 4 weeks 2 days ago via donnieyen
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‘Brokenhearted’ Heading for Big Screen at New Line

variety.com – New Line has optioned the movie rights for Amelia Kahaney’s fantasy bestseller “The Brokenhearted” from Alloy Entertainment. Alloy’s Les Morgenstein and Elysa Dutton are producing and Ellen Shanman is set to adapt. The novel, published last year by Harper Teen, centers on a talented ballerina and heiress who goes to a dangerous party and falls... 4 weeks 5 days ago via theothersenhman
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Lionsgate, Reese Witherspoon Developing ‘Outliers’ Trilogy as Next Major YA Franchise

thewrap.com – Lionsgate has acquired the feature film rights to Kimberly McCreight's upcoming novel trilogy “The Outliers,” which is could serve as the studio's next YA franchise after “The Hunger Games.” In “The Outliers,” Wylie has always had great instincts, but she dismissed them as nothing more, until her best friend went missing. 5 weeks 5 days ago via donnieyen
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Navy SEAL Story ‘Code Name: Johnny Walker’ Getting Movie Adaptation

variety.com – 28 Entertainment has acquired film rights to the autobiography “Code Name: Johnny Walker,” the account of a Navy SEAL translator in Iraq. The book is written by the Iraqi translator under the pseudonym “Johnny Walker” and co-written by Jim DeFelice, co-author of “American Sniper.” It was published last week by William Morrow, an imprint of... 8 weeks 2 days ago via jackiechan
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