Movie News: Adaptations

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DreamWorks Buys John Twelve Hawks Sci-Fi Thriller 'Spark'

deadline.com – BREAKING: DreamWorks has acquired tue upcoming sci-fi thriller novel Spark by John Twelve Hawks. Doubleday is publishing the book in the U.S. and U.K. in October 2014, and the deal was just made by UTA’s Kassie Evashevski. The author is well known for being reclusive. He’s known to his fans as J12H and supposedly communicates to the outside world through untraceable satellite calls using a voice scrambler. 40 weeks 2 days ago via donnieyen
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Michael Bay to Produce Neal Bascomb's 'Sabotage' for Paramount (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – In a competitive situation, Paramount Pictures has acquired rights to “Sabotage,” an upcoming project from author Neal Bascomb for Michael Bay to produce and develop as a potential directing vehicle. Paramount had no comment. Plot details are being kept under wraps for now. 40 weeks 6 days ago via theothersenhman
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Fox Hires Writer to Start Work on MAZE RUNNER Sequel THE SCORCH TRIALS

collider.com – Though 20th Century Fox just pushed its adaptation of the James Dashner YA novel The Maze Runner from this coming February to September 19, 2014, the studio is apparently pretty happy with the results of the Wes Ball-directed film. Deadline reports that Fox has now acquired the rights to the second novel in the four-book series, The Scorch Trials, and has hired T.S. 41 weeks 55 min ago via jackiechan
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'Solace' Producer Eden Rock To Adapt Don Fried Play 'Senior Moments'

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Eden Rock Media has optioned Senior Moments, a romantic comedy from playwright and screenwriter Don Fried. Jana Augsberger and Katja Emcke will produce the pic, which Fried has adapted from his play, which has had more than 30 productions nationwide. The plot: After catching her husband in a nursing home affair, a woman embarks on a quest for the adventures she’s been denying herself for the last 50 years — only to discover that finding the right guy is even more difficult than it used to be. 41 weeks 4 hours ago via brucelee
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Francis Didelot's 'The Seventh Juror' Heading For Big Screen (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Flashlight Films and BermanBraun are heading to the court room, developing a feature film version of Francis Didelot’s thriller novel “The Seventh Juror.” The deal comes half a century after Alfred Hitchcock adapted the story for a 1963 episode of “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour” with Dean Jagger starring. Producers have hired the writing team of... 41 weeks 2 days ago via jetli
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'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Scribe Lucy Alibar Sells First Novel (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Lucy Alibar, who adapted her original play “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and received a 2013 Oscar nomination for co-writing the screenplay, just sold her first novel, Variety has learned. The book, which went to auction with multiple bidders, landed with Scribner publisher Nan Graham for a mid-six figure sum with some interest in the... 41 weeks 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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Focus to Adapt Sundance Short 'Record/Play' With Chuck Roven Producing (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Despite an executive shake-up Wednesday that saw CEO James Schamus out and Peter Schlessel taking the reins, Focus has closed deals for the Jesse Atlas-helmed sci-fi love story. 42 weeks 53 min ago via brucelee
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Sony Pictures Lands David Baldacci Novel 'The Finisher'

deadline.com – Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired the David Baldacci fantasy novel The Finisher. Matt Tolmach will produce. Scholastic press will publish in March. Project was brought in by the studio’s Gotham book scout Mark James and will be supervised by Hanna Minghella and Lauren Abrahams. Aaron Priest and Paradigm repped Baldacci. 43 weeks 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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Sierra Pictures Sets Film Adaptation of Graphic Novel 'Ciudad'

feedproxy.google.com – Joe Russo -- co-director of upcoming sequel "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" -- is writing the screenplay. 43 weeks 2 days ago via jackiechan
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New Regency Collars Murder Mystery Novel 'Graveland' For Appian Way

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: New Regency has acquired the Alan Glynn thriller novel Graveland and set Brian Koppelman and David Levien to adapt it and direct. Appian Way partners Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran are producing. The novel is a murder mystery that begins with the discovery of a dead Wall Street investment banker, who was shot while jogging in Central Park. 44 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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CBS Films Nabs No. 1 Best-Seller 'The Husband's Secret' (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – CBS Films has preemptively secured exclusive rights to Liane Moriarty’s novel “The Husband’s Secret,” which has already become a No. 1 New York Times bestseller since it was published in July by Amy Einhorn Books. Story follows three different women whose lives are plunged into crises after one opens a Pandora’s Box that ties all of them together 46 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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ImageMovers Acquires 'The Execution Of Noa P. Singleton: A Novel'

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: ImageMovers has acquired film rights to The Execution of Noa P Singleton: A Novel, the best-seller by first-time author Elizabeth L. Silver. Crown published the book in June. Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Jackie Levine will produce for ImageMovers. Sam Goldberg and Ilan Ulmer will finance development and will be executive producers. 48 weeks 21 hours ago via theothersenhman
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'Devil’s Knot' Producer Takes On 'Around the World in 80 Girls' (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – With “Devil’s Knot” headed for its world premiere at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival, producer Elizabeth Fowler is teaming with Susan Duff on a film based on “Around the World in 80 Girls: The Epic 3-Year Journey of a Backpacking Casanova.” Fowler and Duff — mother of Hilary and Hailey Duff — are developing the... 48 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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Warner Bros., Guy Ritchie Team for Period Love Story 'Empire Rising' (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Thomas Kelly is on board to write the adaptation of his own novel. Ritchie will produce with partner Lionel Wigram. 48 weeks 1 day ago via jackiechan
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Fox Searchlight Buys 'Silver Linings' Author Matthew Quick Novel 'Sorta Like A Rock Star'

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Fox Searchlight has acquired screen rights to Sorta Like A Rock Star, the 2010 novel by Matthew Quick, who wrote Silver Linings Playbook. The film will be produced by Temple Hill’s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen and Gotham Group’s Lee Stollman and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein. None of Quick’s novels are easy adaptations (it took David O Russell’s understanding of bipolar subject matter to turn Silver Linings into an Oscar-nominated film), but just about all of his work is getting bought up. 48 weeks 2 days ago via donnieyen
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