Movie News: Adaptations

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MGM Acquires Bestselling Book 'Eighty-Dollar Champion' (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Elizabeth Letts' 2011 hit told the 1950 story of plow-horse-turned-show-champion Snowman.MGM has acquired the screen rights to The Eighty-Dollar Champion, which recounts the exploits of Snowman, a former plow horse who gained fame after winning the 1958 show horse triple crown. The 2011 book by Elizabeth Letts, a former competitive rider in show horse events, made The New York Times bestseller list. 3 years 47 weeks ago via jetli
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Sony Wins Bidding War for Spy Novel 'The Director'; Scott Rudin to Produce (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – Sony Pictures has won a bidding war for David Ignatius’ spy novel “The Director,” which will be produced by Scott Rudin, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Sony and Rudin are hoping to land Paul Greengrass to direct, but he is not officially involved at this time.

3 years 48 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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Universal Hires Jay Basu to Adapt 'Talon' (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – With buzz already building for the book’s release in October, Universal has tapped Jay Basu to adapt the Julie Kagawa fantasy novel “Talon.” Chris Morgan and Emile Gladstone will produce through Morgan’s shingle, Chris Morgan Productions. The tome is part of a series with the first book being released on Oct. 3 years 48 weeks ago via jetli
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Movie Rights to V.E. Schwab’s VICIOUS Acquired by Ridley Scott’s Production Company

collider.com – There's a Vicious little movie in the works, even if the novel adaptation is only in the earliest stages of development. Ridley Scott's production company Scott Free has teamed up with Story Mining & Supply Co. to acquire the feature rights to V.E. Schwab's superhero novel. I know, you might be a little burned out on super-powered properties at the moment, but Schwab's Vicious is a different beast than the mega-popular comicbook characters that have graced the screen so far 4 years 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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'Fakebook' Movie Gets Real at Ineffable Pictures (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Ineffable Pictures has logged on to “Fakebook: A True Story Based on Actual Lies,” picking up feature film rights to the recent non-fiction book by Dave Cicerelli. Published by Sourcebooks this year, “Fakebook” is Cicirelli’s account of his mid-20s decision to reinvent himself, posting a bogus note on Facebook announcing he is quitting his job,... 4 years 2 days ago via donnieyen
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'How to Pick Up Girls!' Heading to the Big Screen (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – A movie version of Eric Weber’s seduction guide “How to Pick Up Girls!” is in development. The Exchange has picked up feature rights to the 1968 tome and will produce in association with Josh Sugarman for the Tenafly Film Co., which has opened a Los Angeles office. “How to Pick Up Girls!” has sold more... 4 years 6 days ago via brucelee
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Jesus Comes to Lionsgate Via 'Zealot' Deal

variety.com – Lionsgate has acquired the feature film rights to Reza Aslan’s book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.” “Zealot” challenges long-held assumptions about Jesus by examining him through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived. Random House Publishing Group published the work in July. Lionsgate has not set up the... 4 years 1 week ago via brucelee
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A Collision Of Football Concussion Projects: Parkes/MacDonald Options NFL Head Injury Expose 'League Of Denial' For Pic

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Suddenly, there is a collision of feature projects based on the subject of debilitating concussions on professional football players. I’ve told you that Ridley Scott is pulling together a project he wants to direct on the hot button issue and that Blue Caprice star Isaiah Washington is planning to star in an indie project with writer/director Matthew A. 4 years 1 week ago via brucelee
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Ridley Scott Eyes YA Franchise With Bestselling Series 'Fae'

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Ridley Scott has optioned screen rights to Fae, the young adult fantasy bestseller written by sibling authors Colet and Jasmine Abedi. The title was published last summer by Diversion Books and is the first in a trilogy. Protagonist Caroline Ellis reaches 16, a birthday that triggers the battle fated for centuries between the Dark and Light Fae, forcing her to confront who she is and discover whether her tumultuous relationship with Devilyn Reilly, who’s battling the power of the Dark within him, will destroy them both along with humanity. 4 years 1 week ago via theothersenhman
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Bigfoot vs. Werewolves Movie in Works as 'Twilight' Producer Acquires Graphic Novel 'Savage' (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – Outlier and new production partner Pathbender have acquired film and TV rights for the Shadowline/Image Comics graphic novel “Savage,” which pits Bigfoot against a pack of werewolves, TheWrap has learned. Created by Jeff Frank and co-written by Frank, Dan Wickline and Steve Niles (“30 Days of Night”), “Savage” is a supernatural thriller illustrated by award-winning “X-Men” artist Mike Mayhew. 4 years 6 weeks ago via jetli
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DreamWorks Picks Up Rights To New Teddy Roosevelt Book By 'Team Of Rivals' Author Doris Kearns Goodwin

deadline.com – Looks like there is another Presidential movie in DreamWorks’ future. The Lincoln studio announced today that it has picked up the rights to The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism. Out on November 5 from Simon & Schuster, the book about the bitter rivalry between the two former friends and Presidents is the latest from Doris Kearns Goodwin. 4 years 7 weeks ago via jackiechan
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'We're The Millers' Producer Benderspink Options Sci-Fi Novel 'Day One'

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: We’re The Millers producer Benderspink has teamed with Macmillan Films to develop the science fiction novel Day One by Nate Kenyon. Dean Loftis will write the script. Set in the near future, the book details a journalist’s attempt to escape New York to rescue his pregnant wife and young son during the chaotic first twenty-four hours of a sentient computer takeover. 4 years 7 weeks ago via brucelee
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MGM Sets 'The Spectacular Now' Scribes Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber To Adapt 'Me Before You'

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber have been set by MGM to adapt the Jojo Moyes best-selling novel Me Before You. They will work off a draft written by the author. Pic’s being produced by Twilight Saga‘s Karen Rosenfelt. The writers, best known for (500) Days Of Summer and The Spectacular Now, have been on a novel-adaptation tear lately, with Amor Towles’ The Rules Of Civility, John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars, and Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette. 4 years 8 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Warner Bros Buying Jo Nesbo Novel 'Blood On The Snow' As Leo DiCaprio Vehicle

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros is near a deal for Blood On The Snow, the first of a two novel series by The Snowman author Jo Nesbo. It will be developed as a potential star vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio to be produced by him and Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Langley Park’s Kevin McCormick. 4 years 8 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Philip K. Dick Novel 'Martian Time-Slip' to Be Adapted by 'Pariah' Writer/Director

slashfilm.com – Yet another novel by Philip K. Dick is in development as a feature, but this one might end up differently than most. Typically, a PKD story will be the basis for a somewhat mainstream big-budget thing that files away all the odd edges and corners of the original. Something like Blade Runner or Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly, that breaks the mold a bit, doesn’t come around very often.

4 years 8 weeks ago via brucelee
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