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J.J. Abrams Snaps Up Rights to NY Times Architecture Story

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Proof that people in the movie business do read sometimes, Gothamist is pointing to the news that just days after Penelope Green‘s piece in the NY Times about architect Eric Clough, who built hidden puzzles and games into a wealthy family’s apartment for their children to discover and interact with, director J.J. Abrams has swept in and bought the rights to make a film adaptation of the story, already assigning a couple of writers to get busy in penning the thing. Here’s The Hollywood Reporter‘s synopsis of the tale:

The parents, Steven Klinsky and Maureen Sherry, are Wall Street financial experts and purchased the 4,200-square-foot, 1920s co-op with views of Central Park in 2003 for $8.5 million. Soon after, they hired young architectural designer Eric Clough, who devised an elaborately clever “scavenger hunt” built into the apartment that involved dozens of historical figures, a fictional book and a soundtrack. (Many of the secrets were included without the parents’ knowledge, either.)

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