Movie News: Adaptations

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Legendary Acquires John Shiffman's Book ‘Operation Shakespeare’ (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – Legendary Pictures has acquired rights to John Shiffman's novel “Operation Shakespeare,” TheWrap has learned. “Operation Shakespeare” is the true story of a daring international sting led by an elite Homeland Security team out to stop foreign arms dealers from acquiring and selling U.S. military technology. 29 weeks 3 days ago via jetli
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Warner Bros Lands Mitch Albom Novel ‘The First Phone Call From Heaven’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has acquired The First Phone Call From Heaven, the bestselling novel by Mitch Albom that was published last November by Harper. Denise DiNovi will produce. The book opens on a morning in the small town of Coldwater, MI, when the phones start ringing and the voices say they calling from heaven. 29 weeks 6 days ago via jetli
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‘American Psycho’ Producer Options Wall Street Thriller ‘Eat What You Kill’ (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – Veteran producer Edward R. Pressman (“Wall Street”) has optioned feature film rights to first-time author Ted Scofield's thriller novel “Eat What You Kill,” which hits bookstores Tuesday via St. Martin's Press, TheWrap has learned. “Eat What You Kill” is a high-octane story that tests the limits to which one man will go for wealth and power in a world obsessed with luxury and excess.

30 weeks 15 hours ago via jackiechan
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Fox 2000 Grabs John Green Novel ‘Paper Towns,’ Reunites ‘Fault In Our Stars’ Team

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: After completing its adaptation of the John Green novel The Fault In Our Stars, Fox 2000 has made a deal for the 2008 Green novel Paper Towns, and it is working on bringing bring back together not only the producers and the screenwriters for another go but also one of the stars. 30 weeks 15 hours ago via jetli
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YA Sci-Fi Book 'Unremembered' Acquired by 'Vampire Academy' Producers (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – The planned trilogy follows a teen who finds herself floating in the ocean, following a plane crash, with no memory of her past. 30 weeks 23 hours ago via donnieyen
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‘Brokenhearted’ Heading for Big Screen at New Line

variety.com – New Line has optioned the movie rights for Amelia Kahaney’s fantasy bestseller “The Brokenhearted” from Alloy Entertainment. Alloy’s Les Morgenstein and Elysa Dutton are producing and Ellen Shanman is set to adapt. The novel, published last year by Harper Teen, centers on a talented ballerina and heiress who goes to a dangerous party and falls... 30 weeks 3 days ago via theothersenhman
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Lionsgate, Reese Witherspoon Developing ‘Outliers’ Trilogy as Next Major YA Franchise

thewrap.com – Lionsgate has acquired the feature film rights to Kimberly McCreight's upcoming novel trilogy “The Outliers,” which is could serve as the studio's next YA franchise after “The Hunger Games.” In “The Outliers,” Wylie has always had great instincts, but she dismissed them as nothing more, until her best friend went missing. 31 weeks 3 days ago via donnieyen
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Navy SEAL Story ‘Code Name: Johnny Walker’ Getting Movie Adaptation

variety.com – 28 Entertainment has acquired film rights to the autobiography “Code Name: Johnny Walker,” the account of a Navy SEAL translator in Iraq. The book is written by the Iraqi translator under the pseudonym “Johnny Walker” and co-written by Jim DeFelice, co-author of “American Sniper.” It was published last week by William Morrow, an imprint of... 34 weeks 19 hours ago via jackiechan
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J. Michael Straczynski Options Harlan Ellison’s Classic Sci-Fi Story ‘Repent, Harlequin!’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: For the first time, iconic sci-fi writer Harlan Ellison has allowed a film to be developed based on Repent, Harequin! Said The Ticktock Man, the seminal story he published in Galaxy Magazine in 1965. Ellison has granted an option directly to J. Michael Straczynski, whose recent credits include Thor, World War Z, the TV series Babylon 5 and Sense8, the upcoming Netflix series he is doing with Lana and Andy Wachowski.

34 weeks 6 days ago via brucelee
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Hallstrom To Helm John D. Rockefeller Biopic

darkhorizons.com – Lasse Hallstrom is attached to direct a biopic about America's first billionaire, John D. Rockefeller, for Relativity. Craig Borten ("Dallas Buyers Club") is adapting the script from the book "Titan: The Life Of John D. Rockefeller" by Ron Chernow. Rockefeller ruthlessly built the Standard Oil empire, spending decades dodging investigations into his business tactics. 35 weeks 6 days ago via theothersenhman
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David Goyer to Direct 'The Breach' for Lionsgate (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing the adaptation of the sci-fi thriller book written by Patrick Lee. 37 weeks 23 hours ago via jackiechan
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BBC Films Options Deborah McKinlay Novel 'That Part Was True'

feedproxy.google.com – The U.K. public broadcaster's standalone film unit aims to bring the drama about a U.K. divorcee and U.S. novelist to the big screen. 37 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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'Choose Your Own Adventure' Movie Nabs 'We're the Millers' Director (Exclusive)

hollywoodreporter.com – "Night at the Museum" writers Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon also join the book series adaptation, which John Davis and John Fox are producing for 20th Century Fox. 37 weeks 6 days ago via theothersenhman
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The Choose Your Own Adventure movie nabs screenwriters and a director

joblo.com – Last summer, we learned that 20th Century Fox was looking to make a big screen version of the classic book series CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE. It was unknown exactly how the interactive books would be converted to a movie but the goal was to make a franchise that would tie in with books, merchandising, films, and more. 37 weeks 6 days ago via brucelee
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Former Paramount Exec Stefanie Huie Options YA Novel ‘Belle Epoque’

variety.com – Former Paramount and Icon executive Stefanie Huie has optioned the rights to the YA tome “Belle Epoque” by Elizabeth Ross. Ross will adapt the screenplay with Huie producing the project. The story follows a young woman who has recently left her home in the countryside and finds herself struggling to survive in 1880s Paris. 38 weeks 3 days ago via brucelee
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