Movie News: Adaptations

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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. 1 year 1 week 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. 1 year 1 week 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... 1 year 2 weeks 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. 1 year 3 weeks 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. 1 year 3 weeks 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. 1 year 3 weeks 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. 1 year 3 weeks 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. 1 year 4 weeks 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. 1 year 4 weeks ago via jackiechan
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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. 1 year 4 weeks 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. 1 year 4 weeks 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. 1 year 4 weeks 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. 1 year 4 weeks 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. 1 year 4 weeks 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. 1 year 5 weeks ago via donnieyen
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