A new movie is in the works at Fox Searchlight based on the life of the author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt has signed on to an adaptation of Marisha Pessl’s upcoming novel Night Film.
Fox is developing an hourlong coming-of-age fantasy drama based on Headache, a 2011 graphic novel by Pushing Daisies writer Lisa Joy and artist Jim Fern about a young woman who discovers she’s the Greek goddess Athena.
Fox has acquired the rights to Gun Machine, the upcoming Warren Ellis novel about a detective who stumbles across an apartment filled with guns linked to unsolved murders dating back more than 20 years.
Fox has hired Contagion screenwriter Scott Z. Burns to rewrite the script for the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which again will be directed by Rupert Wyatt.
Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class screenwriter Jane Goldman will adapt Ransom Riggs’ debut novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children for Fox. Tim Burton is in early talks to direct.
Tim Burton is in early talks to direct Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Fox’s adaptation of the creepy debut novel by Ransom Riggs.