Here are some of the most notable adaptations announced in January 2022.
– Sony Pictures and ‘Twas Entertainment have picked up Frederick Seton’s spec script No Flying in the House, based on the young reader book from author Betty Brock and illustrator Wallace Tripp. HarperCollins first published back in 1970.
– House Productions, BBC Film, and Access Entertainment have tapped writer/director Daniel Kokotajlo to adapt Andrew Michael Hurley’s novel Starve Acre. John Murray first published the novel in October 2019.
– Brock Media, Weydemann Bros., and Arcade Pictures will produce a movie based on Amy Liptrot’s memoir The Outrun. Liptrot will co-write the screenplay with Nora Fingscheidt, who will also direct.
– Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions, Augenschein-Filmproduktion, and Protagonist Pictures are making a movie inspired by Nicholas Hogg’s novel Tokyo. Jordan Scott wrote the script, titled Berlin Nobody, and will also direct. Eric Bana and Kiernan Shipka will star. Cargo published Tokyo in 2015.
– Locksmith Animation has optioned Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles, a series of YA novels that includes Cinder, Scarlett, Cress, Fairest, and Winter. The first in the series, Cinder, was published by Feiwel & Friends in 2012.
– Author Joan Bauer will adapt her novel Hope Was Here for The Voice Creative and Slew Pictures. Bertha Bay-Sa Pan will produce and direct. The novel was first published in 2000 by G. P. Putnam’s Sons.
– MGM and Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine have tapped screenwriter Georgia Pritchett to adapt the novel Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, written by Gail Honeyman. Harry Bradbeer will direct. Pamela Dorma Books (US) and HarperCollins (UK) published the novel in 2017.
– Tractor Beam and Stone Village Pictures will produce a film based on Charles Portis’s novel Gringos. Patrick Somerville and Mauricio Katz will provide the script, and Katz will direct. The novel was originally published in 1991 by Simon & Schuster.
– Will Packer Productions have tapped writer Leon Chills to adapt Stan Parish’s novel Love and Theft, which was published in July 2020 by Knopf Doubleday.
– Writer/director Bong Joon Ho will adapt Edward Ashton’s upcoming novel Mickey7 for Warner Bros., Offscreen, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, and Kate Street Picture Company. Robert Pattinson is in talks to star. The novel will be published by St. Martin this year.
– Screenwriter Preston Thompson will adapt the Agatha Christie novel Endless Night for StudioCanal and The Picture Company. Collins Crime Club first published the novel iin 1967.
– Writer/director Janek Ambros will adapt Russell Lees’s Off-Broadway play Nixon’s Nixon for Assembly Line Entertainment and Pop Front Pictures. The play premiered in 1996.
– Author Tomi Adeyemi will adapt her YA trilogy Legacy of Orïsha for Temple Hill Productions and Sunswept Entertainment. The series includes Children of Blood and Bone, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, and a third novel that will be published in 2023. The first in the series, Children of Blood and Bone, was published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers in 2018.
– Eileen Jones will provide the script for Paramount, Orignal Film, and Pilot Wave’s To Catch a Thief remake, based on Alfred Hitchcock’s timeless classic. Gal Gadot will star. The original screenplay was written by John Michael Hayes from the book of the same title by David Dodge. Dodge’s novel was published by Random House in 1952.
– Writer/director Pedro Almodóvar will adpat Lucia Berlin’s short story collection A Manual for Cleaning Women for New Republic Pictures, Cate Blanchett’s Dirty Films, and his own prod-co, El Deseo. Blanchett will also star. The collection was published posthumously by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in 2015.
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