Movie News: Adaptations

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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. 29 weeks 5 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. 29 weeks 5 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. 30 weeks 4 days 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 32 weeks 4 days 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. 34 weeks 4 days 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... 34 weeks 5 days 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. 34 weeks 5 days 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. 34 weeks 5 days ago via donnieyen
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'Twilight' Producers to Adapt Kate Atkinson's 'Life After Life'

variety.com – Lionsgate, which saw enormous success from the “Twilight” franchise, is looking for more eternal life. The studio is developing Kate Atkinson’s “Life After Life,” acquiring feature film rights to the best-selling novel and setting up the project with “Twilight” producers Temple Hill Entertainment. Semi Chellas (“Mad Men”) and Esta Spalding (“The Bridge”) will adapt the... 35 weeks 4 days ago via jackiechan
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'Spectacular Now' Financier Andrew Lauren Options Urban Waite's 'The Carrion Birds'

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Buoyed by his latest film’s strong platform opening numbers, The Spectacular Now producer/financier Andrew Lauren has just closed a deal for film rights to The Carrion Birds, the novel by The Terror Of Living author Urban Waite. Lauren will produce through his Gotham-based Andrew Lauren Productions shingle. Set in a Southwestern border town, the book tells a contemporary Western story about a killer ready to put down his guns and reconnect with his young teenage son for a life far from the bloodshed. 36 weeks 2 days ago via jackiechan
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Alcon Entertainment Plots 'Chicken Soup For The Soul' Movie

deadline.com – Alcon Entertainment, which has done well turning books like The Blind Side into films, has acquired film and television rights to Chicken Soup for the Soul. Alcon co-founders Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove made the deal with Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC. They’ll finance and produce a feature film that shares the brand’s name, Chicken Soup for the Soul. 36 weeks 3 days ago via brucelee
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Warner Bros, Appian Way Set Pitch For Viking Epic On 'King Harald'

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has made a preemptive acquisition of King Harald, a pitch that Mark L. Smith is writing as a potential vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio. The subject: Harald Hadrada, the 11th Century conqueror who has been called the last great Viking king. The deal also calls for a blind script deal for Smith, who scripted The Revenant, a New Regency project that has Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu attached to direct, and a potential cast of Sean Penn and DiCaprio. 36 weeks 5 days ago via jackiechan
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Warner Bros, Langley Park Acquire 'Lost Girls', About A Long Island Serial Killer

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has acquired the Robert Kolker bestselling book Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery. Published by Harper, the book takes on a still unsolved case on Long Island. Kevin McCormick is producing through his Langley Park banner with Dark Shadows producer David Kennedy. Set to write is Michael Werwie, who was awarded a Nicholl Fellowship for his script Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile. 36 weeks 5 days ago via jackiechan
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Susannah Grant to Adapt YA Novel 'The 5th Wave' for Sony (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – The "Erin Brockovich" writer will tackle the franchise hopeful, which is being produced by Tobey Maguire's Material Pictures and GK Films. 37 weeks 3 days ago via jetli
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CBS Films Options 'Children Of Paranoia'

deadline.com – BREAKING: CBS Films has acquired screen rights to Children Of Paranoia, a debut novel by Trevor Shane for Dutton. The book will be adapted by Mark Verheiden, whose credits include Falling Skies and Battlestar Galactica. Akiva Goldsman is producing through his Weed Road banner. The first in a trilogy, Children Of Paranoia follows a young assassin caught up in a global clandestine war that’s been raging for centuries. 37 weeks 3 days ago via jackiechan
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