February 21, 2018

Four More Join “Divergent” Adaptation

Aaron Eckhart ("The Dark Knight"), Ray Stevenson ("Rome"), Miles Teller ("21 and Over") and Theo James ("Golden Boy") are all reportedly hopping onboard the upcoming adaptation of Veronica Roth's young adult dystopian novel "Divergent" at Summit Entertainment. The story is set in a society divided into five factions that each represent a … [Read more...]

Clarke To Helm “Dermaphoria” Adaptation

Documentary filmmaker Ross Clarke ("Skid Row") will make his narrative directorial debut on a feature film adaptation of Craig Clevenger's novel "Dermaphoria". The story centers on a brilliant chemist who wakes up in jail after a drug lab explosion and is suffering from amnesia. Trapped between cops who want to arrest him and heavies who will … [Read more...]

Joe Wright To Helm Gaiman Adaptation

Focus Features, Playtone and Shoebox are set to acquire and produce a film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's upcoming novel "The Ocean At The End Of The Lane". The story begins when a lodger steals a family car and committes suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will … [Read more...]

Scribes Talk “Deus Ex” Film Adaptation

As previously announced, "Sinister" director Scott Derrickson is helming the film adaptation of Square Enix's well-regarded video game "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" for CBS Films. C. Robert Cargill, who co-wrote the script with Derrickson, says that the chief philosophy behind the film is that they're not making a video game movie, so much as making … [Read more...]

Tod Williams To Helm “Cell” Adaptation

Tod 'Kip' Williams ("Paranormal Activity 2") is attached to direct the film adaptation of Stephen King's novel "Cell" at Cargo Entertainment. The story centers on a graphic artist (John Cusack) who struggles to reach his wife and son in the aftermath of a devastating pulse transmitted through a mobile phone network. King and Adam Alleca ("The … [Read more...]

MGM Plans New “Ben-Hur” Adaptation

MGM has begun work on a new adaptation of Lew Wallace's 1880 novel "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ." There has been at least two versions over the years, William Wyler's 1959 version starring Charlton Heston remains both the most famous adaptation, and one of the most famous films of all time. Keith Clarke ("The Way Back") penned the spec script … [Read more...]

“Ghost Recon” Games Get A Film Adaptation

French game publisher Ubisoft is looking into developing a third film based on one of their game titles. Not content with starting work on "Assassin's Creed" and "Splinter Cell" films with the likes of Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy respectively attached, the company is about to pitch a movie based on their Tom Clancy "Ghost Recon" series. The … [Read more...]

Apted To Helm “Eight Months” Adaptation

Michael Apted ("Amazing Grace," "The World is Not Enough") is set to direct an as-yet-untitled film adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s novel "Eight Months on Ghazzah Street." The book deals with the friendship between an Arab woman and an English woman who moves to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Apted has been scouting locations in Jordan for the … [Read more...]

McDermott Joins King Adaptation “Mercy”

Dylan McDermott has joined the cast of Peter Cornwell's "Mercy," a fantasy-horror feature based on Stephen King's short story "Gramma". Published in the 1985 anthology "Skeleton Crew," the story follows two young boys who, along with their single mother (Frances O'Connor), take care of their elderly, senile grandmother. They discover she's a … [Read more...]

Cusack Joins “Cell” Film Adaptation

John Cusack is attached to star in the film adaptation of Stephen King's psychological thriller novel "Cell" at Cargo Entertainment. The story follows a father who sets out to find his wife and son in the wake of a catastrophic pulse transmitted via mobile phones. Adam Alleca ("The Last House On The Left") co-wrote the script with King. The … [Read more...]