Fox Acquires ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ For Film Rites

By | Wednesday September 25, 2013 @ 10:43am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Fox has preemptively acquired the Michael Koryta thriller novel Those Who Wish Me Dead. Film Rites’ Garrett Basch & Steve Zaillian will produce. The novel revolves around a teenage murder witness lost in the … Read More »

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CBS Options Michael Koryta Novel ‘A Welcome Grave’ For TV Series Treatment

By | Thursday August 9, 2012 @ 11:42am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Koryta, whose recent novels have been stirring up film deals, has just sold another one for a television series. CBS Television Studios has acquired A Welcome Grave and will develop the private eye storyline for a … Read More »

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Nick Wechsler Acquires Michael Koryta Novel ‘The Prophet’, ‘Magic Mike’ Scribe Reid Carolin To Adapt

By | Thursday May 31, 2012 @ 3:46pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Producer Nick Wechsler has acquired The Prophet, the upcoming Michael Koryta novel that will be published in August by Little, Brown and Company. Wechsler hasn’t yet set it up for financing, but he has already attached Reid Carolin to adapt it. Carolin wrote the script for Magic Mike, the upcoming Steven Soderbergh-directed male stripper pic that was hatched by Channing Tatum and Carolin, who are partners in Iron Horse Entertainment. Wechsler produced Magic Mike with Tatum, Carolin and Gregory Jacobs.

The Prophet is a tale of two distant brothers in a small Ohio town whose torment over the murder of their sister in their teens is compounded when another teenaged girl is killed. One of the brothers is determined to avenge that killing, even if it means committing murder himself. “We’ve been fans of Michael’s masterful writing for some time, and know that this powerful new novel is perfect for the screen,” Wechsler said. “We were drawn to its themes of family, faith and fear, all set against the backdrop of a gripping serial killer mystery. This story is a perfect mix of thrills, strong characters, and unbreakable bonds.” Read More »

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