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The story follows a future time-travel agency which puts together affordable vacation packages to history's biggest events. The first books will span Ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire, the Middle Ages and WWII.
Meanwhile, Michael J. Roth and Steve Longi have acquired feature film and TV rights to the Off Broadway musical-comedy "Zombie Prom". Vince Marcello and Mark Landry will pen and Marcello will helm the feature film adaptation.
The musical-comedy homage to the musicals and films of the 1950s tells the story of a forbidden romance between the rebellious bad boy Jonny and the good girl Toffee. After falling into a nuclear reactor, Jonny returns to his love as a zombie.
Next up, Fuego Films is teaming with Emmy-winning journalist Giselle Fernandez and have hired »
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: Viktor Frankl’s groundbreaking Holocaust memoir Man’s Search For Meaning is finally heading for the big screen. Fuego Films, the feature partnership between Ben Silverman and Hands Of Stone producer Jay Weisleder, has teamed with Emmy-winning journalist Giselle Fernandez to secure the book. Fernandez landed the option through her F Squared production banner. They’ve set Adam Gibgot to write the script. Frankl, a psychotherapist and contemporary of Sigmund… »
Legendary has acquired life rights from Clemente’s family and movie rights to David Maraniss’ biography “Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball’s Last Hero.”
Legendary made the deal two years after releasing Jackie Robinson biopic “42,” which turned in a solid performance at the box office with nearly $100 million in domestic grosses.
The Puerto Rican was universally respected as a passionate player and humanitarian. He played 18 seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1955 through 1972, was an All-Star for 12 seasons and got his 3,000th hit in his final at bat. He died in an aviation accident on Dec. 31, 1972, while attempting to deliver »
- Dave McNary
3 items from 2015
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