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Adaptations in Development

Adaptations in Development – June 2022

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

  • New Regency and Syndicate Entertainment have picked up The Dog Stars. Mark L. Smith wrote the script, based on the novel by Peter Heller. Knopf published the source material in August 2012.
  • Screen Gems, 2.0 Entertainment, and Jesus & Mary have tapped Chuck MacLean to write The Pope’s Exorcist. Russell Crowe will star. The film will be based on Father Gabriele Amorth’s memoirs An Exorcist Tells His Story and An Exorcist: More Stories, both published by Ignatius Press (in 1999 and 2002, respectively).
  • Lionsgate, Temple Hill Productions, and Hudson Exports will adapt Kayvion Lewis’s upcoming novel Thieves’ Gambit for film. Steven Caple Jr. will produce and direct. Nancy Paulsen/Penguin will publish the YA novel in Fall 2023.
  • Lionsgate will also team with Mandeville Films to adapt Emma Straub’s This Time Tomorrow, which Riverhead Books published last May.
  • Blumhouse Productions and Comet Pictures (Jamie Lee Curtis) have acquired Lizzie Johnson’s book Paradise: One Town’s Struggle To Survive An American Wildfire, published by Crown last August.
  • AWA Studios has tapped Elle Callahan and Anthony Ruff to script the Hotell, an adaptation of the graphic novel by John Lees and artist Dalibor Talajic. Callahan will also direct. Upshot published in October 2020.
  • Warner Bros. and Jackson Pictures will adapt Leyna Krow’s short story “The Sundance Kid Might Have Some Regrets.” Zoë Kravitz will produce and star.

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