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Machete Kills Scribe to Draft Michael Bay Produced Cosmic Motors

comingsoon.net – Warner Bros. has set Machete Kills screenwriter Kyle Ward on their upcoming Michael Bay-produced adaptation of concept artist Daniel Simon's book Cosmic Motors. The book, subtitled "spaceships, cars and pilots of another galaxy," is described on Simon's official site as follows: 8 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
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Fox Adapting Guy Pearce Drama ‘Jack Irish’

variety.com – It’s official: Fox has given a script plus penalty order to an adaptation of “Jack Irish,” the Guy Pearce-starring Australian miniseries based on crime writer Peter Temple’s books. The series follows the title character, a part-time lawyer, debt collector and apprentice cabinet maker who is attempting to get his life back on track after his... 8 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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CBS Films Acquires Rights To A.G. Riddle’s Sci-Fi ‘Atlantis’ Books

deadline.com – CBS Films said it has secured rights to the trilogy of Atlantis sci-fi novels by A.G. Riddle, a serious deal for a self-published series that has been a fixture on Amazon‘s eBook sales charts. The first book in the series, The Atlantis Gene, was published in March 2013, and the plot revolves around a brilliant geneticist and an international counterterrorism agent who team to thwart a global pandemic and solve the greatest mystery of all time: 17 weeks 2 days ago via jetli
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Fox 2000, Temple Hill To Bring EDM Mogul Pasquale Rotella’s Life To Screen, Buying James Frey-Penned Memoir

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Based on a book proposal, Fox 2000 has made a preemptive acquisition of Insomniac: The Life And Times of Pasquale Rotella, a memoir that the Electronic Dance Music mogul is writing with A Million Little Pieces author James Frey. The book, which St. Martin’s Press will publish next summer, tells of Rotella’s rags to riches ride as the architect of Insomnia, a company behind the biggest EDM events in the country. 21 weeks 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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Lionsgate Acquires Film Rights To Horror Novel ‘The Merciless’ For ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Marlene King To Adapt

deadline.com – Marlene King, creator and showrunner of the hit ABC Family teen series Pretty Little Liars, will adapt and executive produce The Merciless, a feature film based on the upcoming Danielle Vega horror novel about good girls gone evil. Lionsgate has acquired rights to the book ahead of its June 12 street date via Razorbill Books. 22 weeks 4 days ago via donnieyen
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Warner Bros. Picks Up Supernatural YA Novel 'Invisibility' (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – The supernatural romance YA was written by David Levithan and Andrea Cremer. 24 weeks 4 days ago via theothersenhman
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Universal Acquires 'Wicked' Author's Next Book 'Egg and Spoon' (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Marc Platt, who produced the "Wicked" Broadway show along with Universal, is producing the adaptation of Gregory Maguire's fantasy story. 26 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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Warner Bros Acquires Global Book Sensation ‘The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair;’ Ron Howard To Direct

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has acquired the Joel Dicker novel The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair for Ron Howard to direct and his Imagine Entertainment partner Brian Grazer to produce with him. Deals are also in the works for Eugenie Grandval and Claire Lundberg to produce as well. Since published by the Swiss author, the novel has been a publishing phenomenon in Europe and especially in France, where is finished just behind Fifty Shades Of Grey, and Italy and Spain, where it outsold Dan Brown’s Inferno. 26 weeks 3 days ago via jackiechan
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‘The Jungle Book’ Screenwriter to Adapt YA Sci-Fi Novel ‘Seeker’

screenrant.com – It can’t really be said that young adult novel adaptations are currently dominating the box office, but it’s certainly not for lack of trying. With The Hunger Games taking the genre lead after the Harry Potter and Twilight franchises came to a close, just about every major studio is throwing YA sci-fi and fantasy adaptations at the wall in the hope that something will stick.

26 weeks 3 days ago via jetli
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Ann Brashares’ Latest YA Novel ‘The Here And Now’ Acquired By ‘Traveling Pants’ Producers Alcon & Alloy

deadline.com – Alcon Entertainment, Alloy Entertainment and Kira Davis’ 8:38 Productions have reteamed to acquire Ann Brashares‘ latest young adult novel, The Here And Now, which was released this week by Delacorte Press. The three companies previously joined to collaborate on Brashares’ bestselling Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants novels, turning them into a 2005 feature film starring Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrara and Amber Tamblyn and a 2008 sequel. 28 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
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