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The Equalizer Producer Alex Siskin Nabs Film Rights To Historical Thriller The Technologists

27 May 2016 1:47 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Matthew Pearl’s historical novel The Technologists has taken one mighty step toward the silver screen today, now that The Hollywood Reporter has revealed Alex Siskin – producer behind Sony’s hardboiled thriller The Equalizer – has nabbed film rights to Pearl’s original work.

First published four years ago, The Technologists is billed as an historical thriller, one centering on the inaugural MIT class circa 1868. Attached to pen the adaptation himself, Pearl’s adventure takes place “after an unnatural disaster strikes the ships in Boston Harbor, and an equally inexplicable catastrophe devastates the heart of the city, sparking an anti-science backlash that casts a pall over MIT and threatens its very survival. The best and brightest from the college’s first graduating class secretly join forces to save innocent lives and track down the truth.”

Assembling the college’s best and brightest to unravel a historical conspiracy certainly sounds promising on paper, »

- Michael Briers

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