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Book-to-Screen: EXTINCTION PARADE, NOT A DROP TO DRINK, QUEBERT AFFAIR

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The Extinction Parade, Not A Drop To Drink, Quebert Affair Coming to the Screen. Optioned books The Extinction Parade, Not A Drop To Drink Coming, The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair, and Sisterhood Everlasting will land on the big and small screen. Max BrooksThe Extinction Parade is being made into a TV series, while Mindy McGinnisNot A Drop To Drink, Joel Dicker‘s The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair, and are Ann BrasharesSisterhood Everlasting being made into films.

On the people behind the scenes The Extinction Parade‘s adaptation:

Legendary Television and Digital Media has optioned World War Z and Zombie Survival Guide author Max Brooks‘ horror comic series The Extinction Parade for development as a TV series. Brooks will assist in development of the project and pen the pilot episode

On the plot of The Extinction Parade:

His work on Extinction Parade has been a stunningly rich tapestry of cultures in decline and a biting indictment of the perils of privilege.

Extinction Parade pits zombies against vampires in a world where the zombie plague has put the human race on the endangered species list, according to a description of the series on Avatar’s website. Fearing the end of their food supply, the vastly outnumbered vampires enter into an all-out subdead war with the zombies, with humans caught in the crossfire.

On the people behind the scenes of Not A Drop To Drink adaptation:

Stephenie Meyer and Meghan Hibbett’s Fickle Fish Films has optioned rights to Mindy McGinnis’ debut young-adult novel Not A Drop To Drink

the deal…was brokered by UTA for Fickle Fish and and Adriann Ranta of Wolf Literary Services for McGinnis.

On the plot of  Not A Drop To Drink:

Drink centers on Lynn, whose survival in the dystopian world means protecting her precious freshwater pond against drought, snowless winters, coyotes, and, most importantly, people looking for a drink.  Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something Mother taught her well during their quiet hours on the rooftop, rifles in hand. But wisps of smoke on the horizon mean one thing: strangers are coming.

On the people behind the scenes The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair‘s adaptation:

Warner Bros has acquired the Joel Dicker novel The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair for Ron Howard to direct and his Imagine Entertainment partner Brian Grazer to produce with him. Deals are also in the works for Eugenie Grandval and Claire Lundberg to produce as well.

Imagine’s Erica Huggins and Alexandre Dauman are exec producing, with Jesse Ehrman and Racheline Benveniste overseeing for the studio.

Larry Becsey brokered the deal for IPG.

On the plot of The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair:
Published in France under the title La vérité sur l’affaire Harry Quebert, the novel is about a young superstar novelist who finds himself embroiled in a sensationalized murder mystery when his mentor, an icon of American literature, is implicated in the crime of a missing 15-year-old girl who turns up dead in the author’s backyard.
On the people behind the scenes Sisterhood Everlasting‘s adaptation:

Alloy Entertainment is developing the fifth and final novel in the Sisterhood series by Ann Brashares for feature treatment.

Liz Garcia…will adapt the book and Ken Kwapis, who directed the original film, will return to helm the third. Les Morgenstein, president of Alloy Entertainment, and Elysa Dutton, VP of Alloy Features, will produce along with Christine Sacani.

On the plot of The Extinction Parade:

Sisterhood Everlasting picks up ten years later, after the Sisterhood friends have grown apart. It centers on Tibby who tries to bridge the distance by reuniting the girls for a trip that will change their lives forever.

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