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Penguin Books U.K. and Amber Entertainment are heading to Atlantis via a partnership that will produce Marcus Blake’s action-adventure book and feature film “Atlantis: Revelation.”

Julian Fellowes, creator and executive producer of “Downton Abbey” and “Gosford Park’ screenwriter, is exec producer on “Atlantis: Revelation” and is overseeing development of the film script.

The story is the first in a planned trilogy exploring the notion that the myth of the lost city of Atlantis was real.

Penguin Books U.K. will be publishing the first novel in October, written by Blake (the pen name of a U.K. novelist). The Penguin/Amber partnership is aimed at developing an “all-encompassing and immersive brand experience” for both readers and cinemagoers.

“There are few legends that seem to touch the very heart of our human story, but the tale of the Lost City of Atlantis is one of them, the dazzling civilization, »


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