New Regency Lands Rights to Stephen Giles New Book ‘The Boy at the Keyhole’ (EXCLUSIVE)

New Regency Regency has acquired the feature film rights to Stephen Giles’ novel “The Boy at the Keyhole.” The novel was bought for publishing preemptively in the U.S. by HarperCollins’ Hanover Square Press in a six-figure two-book deal, and will be published as their lead title in October 2018. The book is also to be […]

New Regency Regency has acquired the feature film rights to Stephen Giles’ novel “The Boy at the Keyhole.” The novel was bought for publishing preemptively in the U.S. by HarperCollins’ Hanover Square Press in a six-figure two-book deal, and will be published as their lead title in October 2018. The book is also to be […]

New Regency, BBC Films Breathe Life Into Buzz Horror ‘His House’ As Weinstein Co. Set To Drop Lawsuit

EXCLUSIVE: New Regency and BBC Films have taken on rights to red-hot feature script His House, I understand. First-time UK writer-director Remi Weekes’ elevated genre title hit the headlines last summer when it became caught in a $10M ownership lawsuit launched by The Weinstein Company. Senior management at The Weinstein Company have now confirmed to me that the lawsuit will not be going ahead and the project is free to take off with its new backers.
I gather those…

EXCLUSIVE: New Regency and BBC Films have taken on rights to red-hot feature script His House, I understand. First-time UK writer-director Remi Weekes’ elevated genre title hit the headlines last summer when it became caught in a $10M ownership lawsuit launched by The Weinstein Company. Senior management at The Weinstein Company have now confirmed to me that the lawsuit will not be going ahead and the project is free to take off with its new backers. I gather those…

New Regency & Fox Team On Film Rights To Matthew Lopez’s ‘The Legend of Georgia McBride’; Jim Parsons Attached

New Regency and Fox 2000 have nabbed the film rights to Matthew Lopez‘s play The Legend of Georgia McBride, which will co-star Emmy-winning The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons, who is also producing the project.
The story follows Casey, a young, broke, expectant father, who is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn…

New Regency and Fox 2000 have nabbed the film rights to Matthew Lopez's play The Legend of Georgia McBride, which will co-star Emmy-winning The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons, who is also producing the project. The story follows Casey, a young, broke, expectant father, who is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn…

Willem Dafoe Alights For Robert Eggers-Directed ‘The Lighthouse’

EXCLUSIVE: Willem Dafoe is finalizing his second project since being nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for The Florida Project. He’s in talks to star in The Lighthouse, an RT Features-produced thriller that The Witch helmer Robert Eggers wrote and will direct for New Regency and A24. Dafoe will play the role of Old, an aging lighthouse keeper. Set at the start of the 20th century, the film is about lighthouse keepers in Nova Scotia. Call Me By Your Name‘s Rodri…

EXCLUSIVE: Willem Dafoe is finalizing his second project since being nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for The Florida Project. He’s in talks to star in The Lighthouse, an RT Features-produced thriller that The Witch helmer Robert Eggers wrote and will direct for New Regency and A24. Dafoe will play the role of Old, an aging lighthouse keeper. Set at the start of the 20th century, the film is about lighthouse keepers in Nova Scotia. Call Me By Your Name‘s Rodri…

New Regency Acquires YA Debut Novel ‘Devils Unto Dust’

Emma Berquist‘s debut novel Devils Unto Dust, which HarperCollins will publish under its Greenwillow imprint in April 2018, has been pre-emptively acquired by New Regency to make into a feature. Big Talk Pictures’ Nira Park will produce along with New Regency’s Arnon Milchan. Big Talk’s Rachael Prior will executive produce.
Described as True Grit meets 28 Days Later, the novel follows 17-year-old Daisy Wilcox’s journey through 1870’s West Texas during a Reconstruction…

Emma Berquist's debut novel Devils Unto Dust, which HarperCollins will publish under its Greenwillow imprint in April 2018, has been pre-emptively acquired by New Regency to make into a feature. Big Talk Pictures' Nira Park will produce along with New Regency's Arnon Milchan. Big Talk's Rachael Prior will executive produce. Described as True Grit meets 28 Days Later, the novel follows 17-year-old Daisy Wilcox's journey through 1870's West Texas during a Reconstruction…

New Regency Lands ‘The Skies Belong To Us’ Based On Story Of Historic Hijacking

EXCLUSIVE: What a great get. New Regency has just acquired The Skies Belong To Usan adapted screenplay from Michelle Ashford (Master of Sex). The film project, based on the book The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking by Brendan I. Koerner, is about an Army veteran named Roger Holder and girlfriend Cathy Kerkow hijacking a Western Airlines Flight in a protest against the war in Vietnam. Through a series of events, they fled across an ocean…

EXCLUSIVE: What a great get. New Regency has just acquired The Skies Belong To Usan adapted screenplay from Michelle Ashford (Master of Sex). The film project, based on the book The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking by Brendan I. Koerner, is about an Army veteran named Roger Holder and girlfriend Cathy Kerkow hijacking a Western Airlines Flight in a protest against the war in Vietnam. Through a series of events, they fled across an ocean…

Phil Lord and Chris Miller to Direct ‘Artemis’ From ‘Martian’ Author Andy Weir

Directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller have signed on to develop to direct “The Martian” author Andy Weir’s next novel “Artemis,” an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

The book will be published Nov. 17 by Crown and Fox and New Regency acquired the novel back in May. Simon Kinberg and Aditya Sood will produce through Genre Films and Steve Asbell is overseeing for the studio.

“Artemis” is the first project from Lord and Miller after stepping down from the untitled “Han Solo” project.

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According to Crown, “Artemis” is an adrenaline-charged crime caper that features smart, detailed world-building based on real science that focuses on Jasmine Bashara, aka Jazz. Jazz is just another too-smart, directionless twentysomething, chafing at the constraints of her small town and dreaming of a better life.

Except the small town happens to be named Artemis — and it’s the first and only city on the moon. Jazz has got debts to pay, her job as a porter barely covers the rent, and her budding career as a smuggler isn’t exactly setting her up as a kingpin, much to her disappointment. So when the chance at a life-changing score drops in her lap, Jazz can’t say no, even though she’s sure there’s more to the setup than meets the eye. And indeed, pulling off the perfect crime is just the first of Jazz’s problems as she finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself.

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Directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller have signed on to develop to direct “The Martian” author Andy Weir’s next novel “Artemis,” an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

The book will be published Nov. 17 by Crown and Fox and New Regency acquired the novel back in May. Simon Kinberg and Aditya Sood will produce through Genre Films and Steve Asbell is overseeing for the studio.

“Artemis” is the first project from Lord and Miller after stepping down from the untitled “Han Solo” project.

READ MORE

See Phil Lord's latest POWER MOVE.

PowerRank:

1608

According to Crown, “Artemis” is an adrenaline-charged crime caper that features smart, detailed world-building based on real science that focuses on Jasmine Bashara, aka Jazz. Jazz is just another too-smart, directionless twentysomething, chafing at the constraints of her small town and dreaming of a better life.

Except the small town happens to be named Artemis — and it’s the first and only city on the moon. Jazz has got debts to pay, her job as a porter barely covers the rent, and her budding career as a smuggler isn’t exactly setting her up as a kingpin, much to her disappointment. So when the chance at a life-changing score drops in her lap, Jazz can’t say no, even though she’s sure there’s more to the setup than meets the eye. And indeed, pulling off the perfect crime is just the first of Jazz’s problems as she finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself.

Lord & Miller are repped by UTA and Ziffren Brittenham.

Deadline first reported the news.

Related stories from TheWrap:

Chris Lord and Phil Miller Sell Soccer Mom Script to ABC With 'Significant' Penalty

Here's the Loophole That Would Give Lord and Miller a Han Solo Director's Cut

'Han Solo' Legal Fallout: Will Fired Directors Lord and Miller Keep Their Credit or Residuals?