Summit Buys YA Book Cryogenic Tale ‘Noggin’ For Jamie Linden To Script And Helm

By | Friday February 7, 2014 @ 4:00pm PST
Mike Fleming

NOGBREAKING: Summit Entertainment has landed screen rights to John Corey Whaley’s upcoming Young Adult novel Noggin, with Jamie Linden attached to write the script and direct the film. Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen’s Temple Hill Entertainment will produce.

The book will be published in April by the Simon & Schuster imprint Atheneum Books. It’s a pretty clever premise. A dying young man agrees to be cryogenically frozen, Ted Williams style, for as long as it takes for medical science to be able to cure the disease that is killing him. He wakes up just five years later and finds his head grafted onto the body of someone else. He’s still 16, but discovers life has moved on without him. Seeing that his friends have grown up and his life love is engaged to someone else, he tries to find a way to build a new life, even if new scars are inevitable. Whaley’s first book, Where Things Come Back, was critically acclaimed and he became the first young adult author to be selected by the National Book Foundation as a Top 5 Under 35 author. Read More »

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‘Once’ Helmer John Carney To Direct Steve Carell In ‘Dogs Of Babel’

By | Wednesday November 2, 2011 @ 3:05pm PDT
Mike Fleming

John Carney will direct Steve Carell in Dogs Of Babel, the Mandate Pictures film. Carney made his breakthrough on the Irish film Once. Carell is producing through his Carousel Productions with David Heyman and his Heyday Films and Dooma Wendschuh … Read More »

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Toronto: Anchor Bay Acquires U.S. Rights To ‘Ten Year’

Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Anchor Bay Films has picked up U.S. distribution rights to Ten Year, the Jamie Linden-directed drama that premiered at 2011 Toronto Film Festival. The film will be released next spring. Anchor Bay has been negotiating for this for the … Read More »

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2011 Toronto: ‘Shame’ Will Start Dealmaking Flurry, But Buyers Wait To Be Blown Away

Mike Fleming

Last year’s Toronto Film Festival started slow for acquisitions, but finished with a flurry of modest distribution deals that served notice the specialty film business had finally pulled out of its nosedive. This year’s festival hasn’t started and … Read More »

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Mandate Barks For Steve Carell Comedy ‘Dogs of Babel’

By | Tuesday February 22, 2011 @ 1:11pm PST
Mike Fleming

Los Angeles (February 22, 2011) – Steve Carell is attached to star in Mandate Pictures’ DOGS OF BABEL. Writer Jamie Linden (Ten Year, Dear John, We Are Marshall) adapted the best-selling novel for the big screen. David Heyman of

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Channing Tatum Has ‘Ten Year’ Feature Itch

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Here’s an early peek at a director’s test done by Dear John and We Are Marshall scribe Jamie Linden for Ten Year, an ensemble feature film he has written about a 10-year high school reunion. The short features such … Read More »

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