Mon, 04/11/2013 - 12:08
HarperCollins will publish the filmscript of "Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa".
Anna Valentine, publishing director for Harper Non-Fiction, signed world rights to the book from Paul Stevens at Independent Talent, acting on behalf of Baby Cow Films Limited. Alpha Papa: Script (and Scrapped) will be published on 21st November to...
Fri, 18/10/2013 - 11:00
Film rights to Michelle Paver's Dark Matter (Orion) have been sold to DNA Films, which is developing the project with Film4.
The novel tells the story of a 1937 British expedition to the high Arctic which takes a hugely sinister turn. The novel was called "Jack London meets Stephen King" by novelist...
Tue, 08/10/2013 - 17:06
Redhammer has sold film rights to Michelle Paver's Chronicles of Ancient Darkness six-strong series which launched with novel Wolf Brother, to Nick Hirschkorn of Feel Films.
Redhammer's Peter Cox said Paver's Chronicles series was originally...
Wed, 18/09/2013 - 11:30
Harlequin UK imprint Mira is to publish David Solomons’ Not Another Happy Ending, based on Solomons' screenplay for the forthcoming film.
Harlequin signed worldwide rights to Not Another Happy Ending. Mira will publish the e-book edition, initially in the UK and Commonwealth, on 1st October, tying into the...
Fri, 13/09/2013 - 09:10
J K Rowling will write a new film based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, one of her Comic Relief Harry Potter universe titles.
The author will write the script for the Warner Brothers film, billed as the first in a new series.
The book is a guide to wizarding creatures by "Newt Scamander", written...
Mon, 08/07/2013 - 06:30
German film director Wim Wenders has co-authored a book for I B Tauris, and created two short films to accompany it.
Inventing Peace: A Dialogue on Perception (August, £14.99), written with Australian writer and philosopher Mary Zournazi, offers a "personal and reflective" response to the subject of peace. The...
Wed, 10/04/2013 - 06:50
Penguin is teaming up with film production company Amber Entertainment to produce a book and film called Atlantis: Revelation.
Julian Fellowes, the creator of "Downton Abbey", will be executive producer for the film project, while the book will be written by "Marcus Blake", the pen name of "a...
Mon, 08/04/2013 - 08:45
The film rights to YA debut novel Half Bad by Sally Green have been snapped up by Fox 2000, hard on the heels of the book’s acquisition at the Bologna Book Fair.
The book, by Warrington-based Open University student Sally Green, was signed by Puffin editorial director Ben Horslen two days before Bologna and confidently...
Thu, 14/03/2013 - 13:09
Picador is to publish the official film tie-in edition for the forthcoming adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.
The film, starring Carey Mulligan and Leonardo di Caprio, gets its UK release on 17th May.
The book will feature artwork from the film and an exclusive interview with director Baz...
Mon, 11/03/2013 - 09:22
Children’s publisher Chicken House is planning to develop its media arm, Chicken House Entertainment, by recruiting script editors, as three of its titles get closer to a silver screen adaptation.
Publisher and managing director Barry Cunningham said the Scholastic-owned company would in the future look to develop scripts and...