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New Line Purchases Land of the Living

Published March 30, 2006 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image from Amazon.
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There used to be a time when adapting a book to screen was a big deal and 'rare.' Nowadays we receive about two updates a day about more books being acquired by studios just in case they ever wanted to make a film on them.

Take for instance the latest addition from Nicci French titled Land of the Living, a thriller novel that New Line Cinema couldn't wait to get its mitts on.

New Line Cinema has Land of the Living

According to Variety, New Line Cinema beat out several bidders to acquire screen rights to the Nicci French novel Land of the Living, with James Ellroy set to write the script. Alexandra Milchan will produce and Joel Gotler will exec produce.

The novel was published two years ago and recently received attention thanks to James Ellroy's interest in adapting a book other than his own. By the time all was said in done, New Line Cinema dished out just under seven figures in order to acquire the rights to the book and cover Ellroy's scripting fees.

Land of the Living tells of a promiscuous woman who's captured and tortured by a serial killer. After surviving the ordeal, she has to figure out what happened because cops and even her friends think she fabricated the story.

James Ellroy wrote the adapted novel L.A. Confidential and currently has another book, The Black Dahlia, in production over at Universal.

Stay tuned for updates.

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