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Adaptations in Development – August 2022

By September 6, 2022No Comments

Here are some of the most notable adaptations announced in August 2022.

  • Screenwriters Adam Cooper and Bill Collage will adapt E.O. Chirovici’s novel The Book of Mirrors (now under the title Sleeping Dogs) for Nickel City Pictures, New Leaf Literary & Media, and Highland Film Group. Cooper will also direct, and Russell Crowe will star. The novel was originally published by Atria/Emily Bestler Books in February 2017.
  • Michael Frank will adapt his novel What Is Missing for Morning Moon Productions. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux published in October 2019.
  • Sony and 21 Laps are making a film adaptation of Riley Sager’s Home Before Dark. Blair Butler will provide the screenplay, and Patrick Brice will direct. Dutton Books published the novel in June 2020.
  • Sony, Fuller Media, and Fifty-Fifty Films have acquired Madison Lawson’s upcoming novel The Registration. Ben Collins and Luke Piortrowski will write the script, and Sydney Sweeney will produce and star. CamCat will publish the book this month.
  • Max and Sam Eggers will write and direct an adaptation of Susan Hill’s short story “The Front Room” for A24, Two & Two Pictures, and 2AM. The story was included in her collection The Traveling Bag and Other Ghostly Stories, first published by Profile Books in September 2016.
  • Alloy Entertainment have announced a bunch of adaptations, including: 
    • Shannon Bradley-Colleary and Martha Stephens will write the script for Katie Cotugno’s 99 Days, and Stephens will also direct. Balzer + Bray published the novel in April 2015.
    • Screenwriter/director duo Chris Hazzard and Michael Fontana will adapt Chris Archer’s Pyrates novels. The first in the series, The Secret City, was published by Scholastic in 2003.
    • Writer/director Elspeth Keller will adapt Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau’s Kisses & Croissants, which Delacorte Press published in April 2021.
    • Writer/director Hernán Jiménez will adapt Jane Fallon’s Getting Rid of Matthew, published in August 2007 by Voice.
  • Screenwriter Matthew Orton will adapt Trevanian’s 1979 novel Shibumi for Warner Bros. and 87eleven. The book was originally published by Outlet.
  • Warner Bros. and Khalabo Ink Society (Kenya Barris) are remaking The Wizard of Oz. Barris will write and direct. L. Frank Baum’s original novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was published in 1900 by the George M. Hill Company.
  • Bohemia Group has tapped screenwriter George Cowan to adapt Stephen King’s novel The Regulators, which Dutton first published in 1996.

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