Fox Hill Productions has optioned development and production rights to Andrew Klavan’s mystery trilogy Dynamite Road, Shotgun Alley and Damnation Street. Klavan has adapted the trilogy into a screenplay titled Damnation Street, described as a neo-noir thriller about a private detective and a serial killer in pursuit of the same mysterious woman. Producers on the project will be Samantha Lusk, Andrew Hyatt and Seth David Mitchell of Fox Hill (The Frozen, The Last Light and the upcoming The Stanleys). Klavan also wrote the novels True Crime and Don’t Say A Word which were adapted into movies. Warner Bros’ True Crime was directed by Clint Eastwood and starred Eastwood and James Woods. 20th Century Fox’s Don’t Say A Word, directed by Gary Fleder, starred Michael Douglas, Sean Bean and Brittany Murphy. The deal was negotiated by Elsa Ramos for Fox Hill and Linda Lichter for Klavan. The project is repped by Gersh’s Frank Wuliger and Greg Pedicin.
TRUE OR FALSE? Screenwriter Says Hollywood Conservatives ‘Have To Meet In Secret’ And ‘Talk in Whispers’
Andrew Klavan is a novelist and screenwriter whose works includes A Shock To The System (1990), True Crime (1999), and Don’t Say A Word (2001) on which he was a co-producer. This interview he gave to the the Christian News Service (CNS) went up online today. Sure, this has long been the complaint from Hollywood Republicans. But I’ve witnessed the atmosphere out here becoming far less toxic for politically conservative or religious right or other non-liberal Industry types. On the other hand, it’s just as toxic that this guy characterizes his liberal biz counterparts as “Anti-American”. Your thoughts?