Maynard and Jennica Hardcover Book by Rudolph Delson

Maynard and Jennica Hardcover Book by Rudolph Delson

Miramax Films and producer Scott Rudin have acquired the Rudolph Delson novel "Maynard and Jennica." Playwright-turned-scribe Liz Meriwether will write the screenplay. Published last year by Houghton Mifflin, the novel tracks the courtship of a young couple in New York. Their relationship evolves through the life-changing events of Sept. 11, 2001. The novel has been described as an Annie Hall-like tale of unlikely lovers in Gotham.

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  • Olympus Pictures and Rob Morrow’s Bits & Pieces Picture Co. are producing a feature version of Robert Charles Wilson’s sci-fi thriller “Spin.” Olympus exec Leslie Urdang, who brought the property in, will produce. The novel, which... Olympus Pictures and Rob Morrow’s Bits & Pieces Picture Co. are producing a feature version of Robert Charles Wilson’s sci-fi thriller “Spin.” Olympus exec Leslie Urdang, who brought the property in, will produce. The novel, which won the Hugo Award, centers on a young scientist trying to save humanity from the impending apocalypse of a “spin” that has enveloped the Earth amid realization that salvation may be found with the discovery of life on Mars. “Spin” is the first of a planned trilogy, published by Tor Books. “Axis” was released last year and will be followed by “Vortex.” Wilson’s other works include Hugo Award nominees “Blind Lake,” “The Chronoliths” and “Darwinia” (1998).

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  • MGM has acquired rights to the Jason Carter Eaton children’s book “The Facttracker” and will turn it into a live-action feature to be directed by David Silverman. Silverman helmed the animated hits “The Simpsons Movie” and “Monste... MGM has acquired rights to the Jason Carter Eaton children’s book “The Facttracker” and will turn it into a live-action feature to be directed by David Silverman. Silverman helmed the animated hits “The Simpsons Movie” and “Monsters, Inc.” The author and his writing partner, Ian Lendler, will pen the script. Shawn Levy will produce with Marc Platt in a co-production between their 21 Laps and Marc Platt Prods. banners. Tom McNulty and Adam Siegel also will produce. Book is a fable about Traakerfaxx, a town that produces all the facts in the world. The arrival of a salesman who peddles lies throws the town into chaos, and a young orphan and the reclusive Facttracker team up to save the town from becoming a haven for fibs. Endeavor repped Silverman and Levy, and Mary Evans Inc. brokered the book deal.

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  • Jason Reitman will write and is attached to direct Walter Kirn’s novel “Up in the Air” for Montecito. The long-gestating project teams the “Juno” helmer with his father, Ivan Reitman, who heads up Montecito along with Tom Pollock.... Jason Reitman will write and is attached to direct Walter Kirn’s novel “Up in the Air” for Montecito. The long-gestating project teams the “Juno” helmer with his father, Ivan Reitman, who heads up Montecito along with Tom Pollock. Story centers on a ruthless human resources exec whose only joy in life comes from the prospect of notching his millionth frequent flyer mile, a goal he pursues with zeal as the rest of his life falls apart because he is constantly on the road.

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  • Senator Entertainment has acquired film rights to Brad Kessler’s novel “Birds in Fall” and will produce the drama with Julia Roberts’ Red Om Films. Dennis Lee, who made his directorial debut on “Fireflies in the Garden,” has signe... Senator Entertainment has acquired film rights to Brad Kessler’s novel “Birds in Fall” and will produce the drama with Julia Roberts’ Red Om Films. Dennis Lee, who made his directorial debut on “Fireflies in the Garden,” has signed to adapt and direct. Story centers on the inn near a fatal plane crash site that becomes the surrogate home for the mourning families and a female character who finds comfort and hope in the company of the other surviving family members.

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