A division of NBC Universal Content Studios, UCP, has gotten the rights to adapt Jan Broberg's story. It is going to be a limited series and it is based on the memoir written by Mary Ann Broberg, the mother of Jan Broberg. The project is about the true story of Broberg family whose daughter, Jan, was kidnapped on numerous occasion by a family friend. The story covers how this family's lives was forever changed and how they endured their ordeal.
Jan Broberg and Mary Ann Broberg will be producers while Nick Antosca ( Eat the Cat production) will write and executive produce the project along with UCP. There was already been a 2017 Netflix documentary about the story titled Abducted in Plain Sight.
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Here is the goodreads synopsis of Stolen Innocence by Mary Ann Broberg:
How does a mother cope when her twelve-year-old is suddenly abducted? What goes through the mind of a child when she is far from home, helpless to determine her own destiny? How is a family affected when the oldest child is gone for weeks, months—when they don’t know whether she is dead or alive, when they have no idea where she is?Stolen Innocence follows the real-life trail of deception that plagued Jan Broberg from the age of twelve when she became the victim of a terrifying and bizarre four-year brainwashing ordeal. Jan's captor maintained such a convincing and threatening hold on her that even after she returned home from the initial kidnapping she continued to secretly meet him and was eventually taken from home a second time.
Stolen Innocence is a gripping story for anyone seeking assurance that the human mind and spirit can overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges. It tells the story of one family’s survival over incredible afflictions. Join their triumphant journey; see how the same determination, unending hope, and unwavering faith in God that provided strength to win their battles can give you strength to win yours.
Stolen Innocence: The Jan Broberg Story details not only the frightening acts of a dangerous pedophile, but also shows warning signals and teaches many of the tough lessons that parents, neighbors and society must learn in order to better protect our children.
Source material: Deadline.com
Mike Flanagan, director of book-based film such as Gerald's Game and Doctor Sleep, will adapt Christopher Pike's "The Midnight Club" for streaming. Mike Flanagan, who has previously directed the TV adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House, will also make "Midnight Club" series for television. Leah Fong will help to create the TV series as well. Mike Flanagan and Leah Fong will also executive-produce this project along with Julia Bicknell. James Flanagan, Adam Fasullo, Elan Gale, and Chinaka Hodge are writing the series. Adam Fasullo, vice president of Intrepid Pictures, is overseeing the project. Currently, Intrepid Pictures is doing a deal with Netflix.
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Here is the goodreads synopsis of The Midnight Club:
Rotterdam Home, a hospice where teenagers with terminal illnesses went to die, was home to the Midnight Club--a group of five young men and women who met at midnight and told stories of intrigue and horror. One night they made a pact that the first of them to die would make every effort to contact the others . . . from beyond the grave.
Source material: variety.com
Here is goodreads synopsis of Lovecraft Country:
The critically acclaimed cult novelist makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy
Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing, twenty-two year old Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle George—publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide—and his childhood friend Letitia. On their journey to the manor of Mr. Braithwhite—heir to the estate that owned Atticus’s great grandmother—they encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours.
At the manor, Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn—led by Samuel Braithwhite and his son Caleb—which has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centers on Atticus. And his one hope of salvation may be the seed of his—and the whole Turner clan’s—destruction.
A chimerical blend of magic, power, hope, and freedom that stretches across time, touching diverse members of one black family, Lovecraft Country is a devastating kaleidoscopic portrait of racism—the terrifying specter that continues to haunt us today.
Goodreads synopsis of Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman:
Two young people are forced to make a stand in this thought-provoking look at racism and prejudice in an alternate society.
Sephy is a Cross -- a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. Callum is a Nought -- a “colourless” member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses. The two have been friends since early childhood, but that’s as far as it can go. In their world, Noughts and Crosses simply don’t mix. Against a background of prejudice and distrust, intensely highlighted by violent terrorist activity, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum -- a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger. Can they possibly find a way to be together?
Cinemax will premiere their latest series, trackers, on June 5th at 10 p.m. EST. It stars James Alexander, Rolanda Marais, Ed Stoppard, Sandy Schultz, Avital Lvova, and Tamer Burjaq. Cobus van den Berg, Jonathan Drake, Tim Theron, Robert Thorogood are exective producers. Thorogood will be the writer on the series while Rebecca Fuller-Campbell will produce it.
Trackers is based on a novel written by Deon Meyer.
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Here is the goodreads synopsis of Trackers:
Lemmer's First Law: Don't get involved. But when Emma le Roux looks at him with pleading eyes, when the roof of his Karoo house needs big repairs, when the cause is good and just, laws can be broken. So he sighs, and says, yes, he'll ride shotgun for two rare black rhinos. Bad decision. Because on a dark and dusty road in Limpopo, they stick a Smith & Wesson Model 500 against his head. They kick him and beat him, they lie, they deceive him, and they steal his Glock, the one with his fingerprints all over it. They should have killed him. And now he goes after them--the start of a trail of violence that will run the length and breadth of a country, and touch many lives.
It will leave a trail of blood through the first private-investigation dossier of former cop Mat Joubert. It's a "fifty-five," police slang for a missing persons case. It will stomp fear and horror through the life of Milla Strachan, who walked out on her rich, cheating husband and abusive teenage son to start a new life. A trail of death, stretching from the Chizarira to the Cape Waterfront. And at the end of it, nobody will be untouched.
Source material: cinemax.com
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