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Eye of the Needle

25 October 2016 2:14 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The chase is on: a mix of icy ruthlessness and warm romanticism enliven Ken Follett's novel of pre-invasion esponage intrigue. Kate Nelligan heats up the screen with Donald Sutherland, the 'seventies most unlikely sex star. Plus a lush and wondrous music score by Miklos Rozsa. Eye of the Needle Blu-ray Twilight Time 1981 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 112 min. / Street Date September 13, 2016 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store29.95 Starring Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan, Christopher Cazenove, Ian Bannen, Philip Martin Brown, Bill Nighy, Stephen MacKenna, Sam Kydd. Cinematography Alan Hume Original Music Miklos Rozsa Written by Stanley Mann based on the novel by Ken Follett Produced by Stephen Friedman Directed by Richard Marquand

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We're all familiar with this kind of thriller -- over shots of fresh-faced troops moving off to war, a portentous scrolling text tells us about the desperate situation of London -- and the Free World -- as Hitler's Luftwaffe threatens. »

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Studiocanal’s Tandem Prods. Enlists Jayson Rothwell For Ken Follett’s ‘Code to Zero’ Adaptation

24 August 2016 10:44 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — Studiocanal’s outfit Tandem Productions has tapped Jayson Rothwell to write a modern-day adaptation of Ken Follett’s “Code to Zero.”

Rothwell will pen the screenplay for an eight-part drama series, transposing the action from the Cold War era to today’s global war against terror.

“Code to Zero” is being exec produced by Tim Halkin and Jim Gillespie. Studiocanal will handle international sales.

The international series will mark the third collaboration between Ken Follett and Tandem, following two Emmy Award-winning series: “The Pillars of the Earth” and “World Without End.”

“I’m very pleased to have Tandem Productions adapting another of my books for television after the wonderful job they did with ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and ‘World Without End,'” said Follett.

Jayson Rothwell’s modernization of ‘Code to Zero’ makes my story even more relevant for our world as it is today, while at the »

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Jayson Rothwell To Adapt Ken Follett’s ‘Code To Zero’ For Tandem Productions

24 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Studiocanal-owned Tandem Productions has attached Jayson Rothwell to adapt Ken Follett's bestseller Code To Zero as an international event series. Rothwell (Silent Night) is currently penning feature film Zodiac for LeVision Pictures and has adventure comedy 40 Thieves set up at Fox. The eight-part Code To Zero, which was originally unveiled at Mipcom last year, will transfer the original 1950s Cold War setting to today’s global war on terrorism. Tandem MD Tim… »

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