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Adaptations in Development – August 2021

By September 22, 2021No Comments

Here are some of the most notable adaptations announced in August 2021.

– New Republic Pictures, Nine Stories Productions (Jake Gyllenhaal), and Skybound Entertainment have optioned Oblivion Song, a series of 36 comic books from creator Robert Kirkman and artist Lorenzo De Felici. Kirkman will also produce, and Gyllenhaal is attached to star. The comics were first published in 2018 by Image Comics.
– New Regency and Lighthouse Management are moving forward with The Church of Living Dangerously, with screenwriter Charles Randolph adapting David Kushner’s Vanity Fair article of the same name. Christian Bale will produce and star.
– Jimmy O. Yang, Jessica Gas, and Ken Cheng will adapt Alex Palmer’s 2018 GQ article “The Great Chinese Art Heist” for Warner Bros. and Jon M. Chu’s Electric Somewhere Company. Chu will also direct.
– Lisa Taddeo will adapt her own novel Animal for MGM and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment. Avid Reader Press published the book last June.
– Brian Tucker will script Blumhouse, Todd McFarlane Entertainment, and Paper Picture’s upcoming Spawn. Based on McFarlane’s comic book series, which was previously adapted as a film in 1997. McFarlane is attached to direct. The series first spawned in 1992 from Image Comics.
– Joey Clarke Jr. has been tapped to adapt Barbara O’Connor’s middle-grade novel Wish for Mike The Pike Productions. Farrar, Straus and Grioux originally published in 2016.
– Entertainment Studios, Landline Pictures, and Arts District Entertainment have optioned Jewell Parker Rhodes’ YA novel Ghost Boys. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers published in April 2018.
– Will Packer Productions and EbonyLife have picked up journalist Evan Ratliff’s Bloomberg article “The Fall of the Billionaire Gucci Master about Nigerian Instagram influencer and alleged internet scammer Ramon Abbas.

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