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Posts Tagged ‘Mark Gordon’

Colombia Pictures Acquires ‘Seeker’ by Arwen Elys Dayton

Colombia Pictures acquired the rights to the forthcoming YA novel Seeker, less than two weeks after novelist Arwen Elys Dayton sold her YA trilogy to Delacorte Press.

The new trilogy mixes science fiction and fantasy, about a young girl unwittingly trained as an assassin. Last year, Dayton published with Amazon’s 47North imprint. The Hollywood Reporter had more details:

Mark Gordon, the producer whose credits include “Speed,” “Saving Private Ryan” and “Source Code,” will produce the adaptation… The movie deal comes on the heels of the publishing deal, which went down last week. Delacorte picked up the rights in a competitive environment, sealing it up for high six-figures.

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Aaron Sorkin to Write Film Adaptation of Steve Jobs Bio

Sony Pictures Entertainment will adapt Walter Isaacson‘s bestselling biography of Steve Jobs, with The Social Network screenwriter Aaron Sorkin writing on the script.

Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal had this statement:  “Jobs’ story is unique: he was one of the most revolutionary and influential men not just of our time but of all time. There is no writer working in Hollywood today who is more capable of capturing such an extraordinary life for the screen than Aaron Sorkin; in his hands, we’re confident that the film will be everything that Jobs himself was: captivating, entertaining, and polarizing.”

Mark Gordon, Scott Rudin and Guymon Casady will produce the upcoming biopic.  Deadline Hollywood has the release.