Mr. Will Smith will star in Marcus Skaey novel adaptation to Brillance. Mr. Akiva Goldsman will write the script while Shane Salerno and James Lassiter will produce the feature film. Production companies involved with the project are Weed Road, Overbrook, The Story Factory and Westbrook.
Here is the Goodread's synopsis of Brillance by Marcus Skaey(book one)
:In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called "brilliants," and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in - and betray his own kind.
From Marcus Sakey, "a modern master of suspense" (Chicago Sun-Times) and "one of our best storytellers" (Michael Connelly), comes an adventure that’s at once breakneck thriller and shrewd social commentary; a gripping tale of a world fundamentally different and yet horrifyingly similar to our own, where being born gifted can be a terrible curse.
Marcus Sakey has already written the sequel to Brillance titled A Better World and the sequel to that one titled Written in Fire. Over a million and a half books from the series has been sold.
Source Material: thewrap.com
Mr. David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, 30 Days of Night) is directing the film adaptation of Dark Harvest. Michael Gilio is adapting the screenplay while David Manpearl and Matt Tolmach is producing the project.
Here is the goodread's synopsis of Dark Harvest, written by Norman Partridge:
Winner of the Bram Stoker Award and named one of the 100 Best Novels of 2006 by Publishers Weekly, Dark Harvest by Norman Patridge is a powerhouse thrill-ride with all the resonance of Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery."
Halloween, 1963. They call him the October Boy, or Ol' Hacksaw Face, or Sawtooth Jack. Whatever the name, everybody in this small Midwestern town knows who he is. How he rises from the cornfields every Halloween, a butcher knife in his hand, and makes his way toward town, where gangs of teenage boys eagerly await their chance to confront the legendary nightmare. Both the hunter and the hunted, the October Boy is the prize in an annual rite of life and death.
Pete McCormick knows that killing the October Boy is his one chance to escape a dead-end future in this one-horse town. He's willing to risk everything, including his life, to be a winner for once. But before the night is over, Pete will look into the saw-toothed face of horror--and discover the terrifying true secret of the October Boy . . .
"This is contemporary American writing at its finest."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Dark Harvest.
Source Material: deadline.com
The Mysterious Benedict Society series has found a home in Hulu. The best selling YA novel, written by Trenton Lee steward, will be co-produce by Sonar Entertainment and Disney TV Studios' 20th Century Fox TV. Mr. Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay are writing the screenplay.
Mr. James Bobin is directing the pilot episode while Hay, Tarses, Manfredi, and Karen Sherwood are executive producing the project.
Here is the goodread's synopsis of The Mysterious Benedict Society(book one):
"Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?" ad attracts dozens for mind-bending tests readers may try. Only two boys and two girls succeed for a secret mission, undercover and underground into hidden tunnels. At the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, the only rule is - there are no rules.
Source material: deadline.com
Negotiations are currently going on in regard to Ms. Amanda Seyfried taking the lead in All Things Heard & Seen. Directing the project are Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (American Splendor). They will also adapt the screenplay. Peter Cron, Stefanie Azpiazu, and Anthony Bregman are producing it along with Ms. Julie Cohen. Hudson Valley, New York is where the production would take place. It starts in October 2019.
Here is the goodread's synopsis of All Things Cease to Appear (renamed All Things Heard & Seen for the film adaptation):
Late one winter afternoon in upstate New York, George Clare comes home to find his wife murdered and their three-year-old daughter alone--for how many hours?--in her room down the hall. He had recently, begrudgingly, taken a position at the private college nearby teaching art history, and moved his family into this tight-knit, impoverished town. And he is the immediate suspect--the question of his guilt echoing in a story shot through with secrets both personal and professional. While his parents rescue him from suspicion, a persistent cop is stymied at every turn in proving Clare a heartless murderer. The pall of death is ongoing, and relentless; behind one crime are others, and more than twenty years will pass before a hard kind of justice is finally served. At once a classic "who-dun-it" that morphs into a "why-and-how-dun-it," this is also a rich and complex portrait of a psychopath and a marriage, and an astute study of the various taints that can scar very different families, and even an entire community.
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