Ineffable Pictures has logged on to “Fakebook: A True Story Based on Actual Lies,” picking up feature film rights to the recent non-fiction book by Dave Cicirelli. The memoir chronicles fake Facebook adventures and their impact on Cicirelli’s actual and fictional double life – one in the real world and one in cyberspace. Ineffable has also optioned Heather Swain’s forthcoming novel “The Last Apple” with Lane Shefter Bishop. More info here.
Amy Tintera’s debut, REBOOT, in which two teens who have “rebooted” after dying must work together to rescue their kind from enslavement and end up falling in love in the process, to Kari Sutherland at HarperTeen, at auction, in a two-book deal, by Emmanuelle Morgen at Stonesong.
Film rights were optioned to Fox 2000 with Chernin Entertainment and Lane Shefter Bishop at Vast Entertainment producing. Lucy Stille at Paradigm brokered the deal on behalf of Lane Shefter Bishop and Emmanuelle Morgen. More info here: Variety
Vast is proud to announce that it’s untitled Scott Stuber television series has been picked up by NBC.
Vast’s feature film The D.U.F.F. with McG has been picked up by CBS FILMS.
Vast partners with Fox TV Studios and David Madden on a television series based on bestseller Anne Perry’s “William Monk” novels. Jonathan Prince is the showrunner.
McG eyes teenage ‘DUFF’ novel
Wonderland Sound options rights to coming of age book
By DAVE MCNARY
McG is going after “The DUFF,” optioning feature rights to Kody Keplinger’s coming of age novel to produce through his Wonderland Sound and Vision with Vast Entertainment.
McG will produce with Vast Entertainment CEO Lane Shefter Bishop. Wonderland’s Mary Viola will exec produce.
“DUFF,” which stands for Designated Ugly Fat Friend, focuses on a 17-year-old high school student who realizes she’s the epitome of “Duffness” and subsequently struggles with maintaining her sense of identity while juggling a tumultuous home life.
It is the debut novel by the 20-year-old Keplinger and will be released this fall by Poppy. “DUFF” was featured at last week’s BookExpo America on the Young Adult Editors’ Buzz panel.
Wonderland is also producing film adaptations of the books “Dead Spy Running,” adapted by Steve Gaghan; and “I’m An Evil Genius and I Want to Be Your Class President,” adapted by Josh Lieb. The banner also has four TV shows in production, including the new CW drama “Nikita,” as well as returning shows “Human Target,” “Chuck” and “Supernatural.”
Vast Entertainment is producing the feature films “Ghost Keepers” with Sid Ganis’ Out of the Blue Entertainment and “Stray” with Evolution. It is also producing “Savannah Reid Mysteries” skein for Lifetime and telepics “Girls Guide to Witchcraft” for ABC Family and “Fringe Girl” for Disney Channel.
Vast Developing New TV Series Based on Best-Sellers by Anne Perry
Vast teams up with International best-selling author Anne Perry, to create a new television series based on her William Monk Mysteries. Perry’s sold over 20 million books world-wide, has received international acclaim, and since she began writing in 1979, none of her novels has ever been out of print.
McG / Wonderland Signed on as Producing Partner on The D.U.F.F. Feature
McG’s Wonderland (producers of The O.C., Supernatural, Chuck, the Charlie’s Angels films and the upcoming 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) is partnering with Vast Entertainment on the teen angst comedy-drama The D.U.F.F. as a feature film project.
Vast Entertainment is moving briskly on developing the Robert Tanenbaum books into a network television series. Tanenbaum is the author of 23 best-selling novels, and is pleased to be partnering with Vast on the project.
Vast Entertainment has begun work on the pilot script for the Lifetime Entertainment Television series The Savannah Reid Mysteries with writer Siobahn Byrne (Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Monk, Third Watch). The series is based on a series of fifteen novels about voluptuous Georgia-born private investigator, Savannah Reid, whose food cravings come second only to her appetite for adventure.
Sandra Brown, author of 57 NY Times bestsellers, has sold the option on her 1996 legal thriller, The Witness. It’s the first time in her 27-year career that Brown, who has 70 million copies of her books in print, has made a movie deal.
Broken Road Prods.’ Todd Garner (Anger Management) and Vast Entertainment’s Lane Shefter Bishop will produce the feature film version. Brown has turned down several offers to adapt her books over the years. “Some excellent books have been made into excellent movies, but just as often the film renditions were bad,” she said. “For decades I’ve been developing a ‘voice’ my readers recognize and expect. Lane Bishop approached me with a full understanding and appreciation of that voice.”