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David Baldacci’s Middle Grade Fantasy Novel Optioned for Film

Baldacci304Sony Pictures Entertainment has optioned the film rights to David Baldacci‘s upcoming middle grade fantasy novel–nearly six months before the novel hits bookstores.

Matt Tolmach will produce the film.  Lucy Stille at Paradigm and literary agent Aaron Priest negotiated the deal with Columbia Pictures production president Hannah Minghella and production VP Lauren Abrahams. Here’s more from the announcement:

Scholastic Press will publish the book in the U.S. in March 2014. Baldacci’s books have sold over 110 million copies worldwide. Columbia’s New York-based book scout, Mark James, first brought the project to the studio’s attention. Kate Checchi will oversee for Tolmach.

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Contemporary ‘Frankenstein’ Film in the Works

Mary Shelley‘s Frankenstein will be adapted into a contemporary setting for the big screen.

According to Deadline, Craig Fernandez conceived the idea and wrote the script. Matt Tolmach will produce the film through his company, Matt Tolmach Productions.

A 1994 adaptation of Frankenstein starred Robert DeNiro as The Creature and Kenneth Branagh as his creator. If you were the casting director, who would you pick for those two roles? This GalleyCat contributor suggests Ralph Fiennes (who played an excellent Voldemort in Harry Potter) as The Creature and Alan Rickman (Harry Potter potions master) as Victor Frankenstein.

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