Here are some of the most notable adaptations announced in September 2021.
– Legendary Pictures has acquired the film and TV rights for George Gately’s Heathcliff. The comic strip began publishing in 1973.
– Striker Entertainment has optioned Jeffrey J. Mariotte’s historical novel Blood and Gold: The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta. Sundown Press will publish this month.
– LaDarian Smith will script the adaptation of Simon B. Rhymin’ for 3000 Pictures and Homegrown and Pictures. The book, written by Dwayne Reed, was published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in March of this year.
– Permut Presentations has acquired Joanna Hodgkin, Alex Lewis, and Marcus Lewis’s book Tell Me Who I Am: The Story Behind the Netflix Documentary. Hodder & Stoughton first published in July 2013.
– Maggie Levin will adapt Elsie Chapman’s YA novel Caster for Paramount, Scholastic Entertainment, Weed road Pictures, and Josephson Entertainment. Scholastic published in September 2019.
– Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton’s HiddenLight Productions have optioned Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s book The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice, which was published by Penguin Press in February.
– Village Roadshow Pictures have optioned Turning of the Tide: How One Game Changed the South by Don Yaeger, Sam Cunningham, and John Papadakis. Center Street published in September 2006.
– Stop-motion animation studio LAIKA Entertainment has tapped Chris Butler to script their adaptation for Wildwood. The children’s novel was written by Colin Meloy with illustrations by Carson Ellis and published by HarperCollins’ imprint Balzer + Bray in August 2011.
– Village Roadshow and Phantom Four Films have tapped Sean Durkin to write/direct The Reincarnation of Peter Proud, based on the novel by Max Ehrlich. It was previously made into a film in 1975 with J. Lee Thompson directing and Ehrlich providing the script. Bobbs-Merrill originally published the novel in 1974.
– Gamechanger Films, Gabrielle Union’s I’ll Have Another Productions, and Taraji P. Henson’s TPH Productions are moving forward with an adaptation of Mikhail Sebastian and George Watson’s graphic novel Sorcerority. The graphic novel is self-published through their website.
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