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'Gallagher Girls' Book Series Optioned by Producers Tonya Lewis Lee and Nikki Silver (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Under their new Tonik Productions banner, the duo have produced the upcoming Hallmark Channel movie "The Watsons Go to Birmingham," and they are readying a film adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver" with Jeff Bridges. 37 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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Amy Talkington Sells YA Novel 'Liv, Forever;' Teams With Offspring For Film

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Screenwriter Amy Talkington has made a deal for her first novel with Soho Teen, the young adult imprint of Soho Press. The novel, Liv, Forever, will be published next March, and a film package is quickly being assembled that has Talkington attached to adapt and Offspring Entertainment producing. They will shop it to studios shortly. 37 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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Silver Reel, FlynnPictureCo Acquire YA Novel 'Elusion'

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Silver Reel and FlynnPictureCo. have preemptively closed a deal for screen rights to Elusion, an upcoming YA novel written by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam that is to be the first in a two-book series. Elusion gets published next March as a lead title for Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins. The sequel, Etherworld, comes out in 2015. 37 weeks 2 days ago via brucelee
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Sony Wins Bidding War for Sci-Fi Book 'Tomorrow and Tomorrow' (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – Sony Pictures has emerged from a competitive situation with the feature film rights to Thomas Sweterlitsch's sci-fi novel "Tomorrow and Tomorrow," which will be adapted by Noah Oppenheim ("The Maze Runner"), according to an individual familiar with the project. Film 360 will produce with the Mark Gordon Company. Set 10 years after the destruction of Pittsburgh, "Tomorrow and Tomorrow" follows one survivor who discovers a scandalous cover-up regarding the city's demise as he goes about creating a digital reproduction of the area. 37 weeks 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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NPR Host to 'Screw Everyone' With New Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Ophira Eisenberg's comic memoir "Screw Everyone: How I Slept My Way to Monogamy" is headed for the big screen with Zucker Prods. acquiring feature rights. 37 weeks 3 days ago via jackiechan
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Universal Acquires Rights to NY Times Magazine Article For Scott Stuber (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Less than a week after it appeared online, New York Times Magazine article “Sleep-away Camp for Postmodern Cowboys” has landed at Universal Pictures. Scott Stuber was competing for rights to the story about a special military training camp and brought the project into Uni. Stuber plans to produce under his Bluegrass Films banner. 38 weeks 14 hours ago via donnieyen
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Relativity Takes On Nicholas Sparks Novel 'The Best Of Me'

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Relativity has acquired from Warner Bros The Best of Me, a fully developed package that includes the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, and script by J. Mills Goodloe and Will Fetters. Michael Hoffman, who is rewriting the script with Fetters, is set to direct. It puts Relativity back in business with Sparks, whose Safe Haven was released in February and grossed over $96 million worldwide. 38 weeks 16 hours ago via jackiechan
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Ex Miramax, Relativity Execs Option YA Novel 'Personal Statement'

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Amid the glut of supernatural sagas littering the young adult book-to-screen market, two former studio execs are looking to a lit source with no vampires, werewolves, or otherworldly shenanigans for inspiration. Ex-Miramax colleagues Timothy Schmidt and Steve Hutensky (most recently of Relativity Media) have jointly optioned film rights to the upcoming YA novel series Personal Statement by Emmy-nominated writer Jason Odell Williams. 38 weeks 16 hours ago via jackiechan
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Sony Fires Up 'Gran Turismo' Movie With 'Fifty Shades' Producers (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – With Universal, DreamWorks and Legendary all laying claim to "fast car" franchises, Sony is wheeling its own onto the track, putting a feature adaptation of the bestselling video game "Gran Turismo" into development, TheWrap has learned. 38 weeks 2 days ago via jetli
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Neil Gaiman denies 'Sandman' movie Comic-Con announcement

rss.feedsportal.com – The legendary writer debunks reports of a Comic-Con announcement. 39 weeks 1 hour ago via brucelee
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'Dead Space' Movie Alive and Kicking at Electronic Arts

variety.com – Electronic Arts is breathing new life into plans to adapt its sci-fi horror video game “Dead Space” into a potential film franchise. Justin Marks is writing the latest version of the script for the film that Neal Moritz will co-produce. The producer has been attached to “Dead Space” for over three years, when DJ Caruso... 39 weeks 17 hours ago via jackiechan
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Gina Carano Developing AVENGELYNE Adaptation with Rob Liefeld as Star Vehicle

collider.com – While the proposed female Expendables movie may or may not come to fruition, MMA fighter/actress Gina Carano is making moves to topline an action vehicle of her own. Heat Vision reports that Carano and comics creator Rob Liefeld are teaming up to develop a feature film adaptation of Liefeld’s comic Avengelyne.

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Comic-Con: Relativity Acquires 'Continuum;' Greg Russo Scripting Time Travel Comic Book Adaptation

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Relativity has acquired Continuum, a feature pitch that will be written by Greg Russo, based on the Arcana comic book. The logline: 175 years after the Earth is devastated by a nano-terrorist attack, with the human race dying out, a historian and team of soldiers are sent back in time to present day New York City in the hopes of figuring out who launched the catastrophic attack and why. 39 weeks 20 hours ago via jackiechan
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'Project Kronos' Taking Off As Full-Length Feature (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Armory/Benderspinkweiner has come on board to develop a feature-film adaption of Hasraf Dullal's short sci-fi film "Project Kronos." 39 weeks 2 days ago via donnieyen
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Eric Heisserer In Talks To Adapt 'Bird Box' For Universal

deadline.com – Universal Pictures acquired rights to Josh Malerman’s manuscript Bird Box in February, and now the studio has set writer Eric Heisserer to adapt the upcoming book. Mama director Andy Muschietti is set to direct the pic, which will be produced by Scott Stuber, Chris Morgan and Barbara Muschietti. Heisserer is a genre specialist whose credits include the screenplay for The Nightmare On Elm Street reboot in 2010, and 2011′s Final Destination 5 and The Thing. 39 weeks 2 days ago via jetli
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