‘The Dresden Files’ Fantasy Novels Optioned By Fox21 TV Studios For Series Development

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In a competitive situation, Fox21 Television Studios has optioned the rights to The Dresden Files, the long-running New York Times bestselling series of contemporary fantasy novels written by Jim Butcher for series development.
The books follow private…

Jennifer Garner In Final Negotiations To Join ‘Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda’

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EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Garner is in final negotiations to join Fox 2000’s coming-of-age film Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda based on the popular YA novel by Becky Albertelli. She joins an ever-growing cast on the film which includes Katherine Langford, Nick Robinson, Alexandra Shipp and Logan Miller. Greg Berlanti is directing.
Fox acquired the popular YA novel in October for The Fault in Our Stars producers Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner at Temple Hill…

Fox Buys A.I. Family Drama ‘Familiar’ From ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Writer & Temple Hill

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Fox has put in development Familiar, an hourlong drama from former Sleepy Hollow writer-producer Heather Regnier, Temple Hill Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV.
Written by Regnier, Familiar is set in 2029, the year A.I. Robotics will go the path of the personal computer – or so is the hope of the Wiercinskis, the family behind Luminary, the first mainstream consumer-oriented robotics company. The project follows the powerful and dysfunctional family as they navigate…

Lionsgate Developing ‘You + Me = Everything’ With ‘Twilight’ Producers

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Lionsgate has launched development of a movie based on the upcoming novel “You + Me = Everything” and set up the project with “Twilight” producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen. “You + Me” has been written by Liverpool-based Jane Costello, a journalist-turned-author with nine published novels. She is using the pen name Catherine Isaac for… Read more »