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20th Century Fox Spins ‘Wool’ For Scott Free And Film Rites

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20th Century Fox Spins ‘Wool’ For Scott Free And Film Rites
Breaking: I’m hearing that 20th Century Fox is the frontrunner to acquire Wool, a self-published e-book that has become an internet sensation and is being called the sci-fi version of Fifty Shades of Grey. Ridley and Tony Scott’s Scott Free are partnering on the deal with Film RitesSteve Zaillian and Garrett Basch. Producer credits are still being worked out, but they will include Scott Free’s Elisha Holmes and Michael Costigan. Fox’s Steve Asbell will oversee it. There has been something of a stampede of bidders, including Lionsgate, for a book was written by Hugh Howey. Wool is about a dystopian future where the last inhabitants on earth band together in safe bunkers called silos. No one is allowed outside until a secret is discovered that could change the course of humanity, as well as reveal its devastating past. Bidders sparked to the book and the
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Neil Cross To Scribe The Day Of The Triffids For Ghost House Pictures

Neil Cross (“Luther., Mama) will write The Day of the Triffids, based on the classic sci-fi horror novel written by John Wyndam and the 1962 film Invasion of the Triffids. The film will be produced by Ghost House Pictures, The Mark Gordon Company, and Preger Entertainment, LLC. Mark Gordon, Michael Preger and Don Murphy are partnering with Ghost House principals Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert to produce. Ghost House principals Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake will executive produce alongside Susan Montford. J.R. Young and Audrey Chon will oversee the project for Ghost House. Drew Simon will supervise the project for The Mark Gordon Company.

Neil Cross created and wrote the highly acclaimed television show “Luther,. which will air its third season on BBC. He was recently named one of Variety’s 10 Screenwriters to Watch for 2012. Cross currently has several feature scripts being produced by Guillermo Del Toro including the horror film Mama,
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Vampire Academy Book Series Picked Up for Film Adaptation

Preger Entertainment acquires Vampire Academy Preger Entertainment has acquired the motion picture Rights to Richelle Mead's New York Times best selling book series Vampire Academy (Penguin/Razorbill Books). The deal was finalized by Jim McCarthy of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management representing the author and Larry Becsey of Intellectual Properties Group with legal representation through Wayne Alexander, of Alexander, Nau, Lawrence, Frumes & Labowitz representing Preger. In its first week of publication, Spirit Bound, the fifth book in this series, achieved a New York Times and USA Today # 1 bestselling series ranking, while simultaneously debuting as the #1 best seller in Australia and New Zealand.

The Vampire Academy Book Series is a coming-of-age, action driven, "paranormal romance" fantasy. It is set in the present day against a hidden universe of vampires, half-humans, alchemy, and magic. Richelle Mead shifts the focus from the brooding male vampires of Twilight, True Blood and The Vampire Diaries to that of a strong,
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