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Homelanders in Hollywood Reporter

August 15th, 2011 - 7:00 am

This article in last week’s Hollywood Reporter laid out the team that will be tackling the Homelanders movie:

Miles Chapman has been hired to pen Summit’s adaptation of Homelanders, a young-adult book series by Andrew Klavan. Screenwriters Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, best known as the showrunners of TV’s Smallville, are working with Chapman in developing Homelanders and, while no deals are made, are in talks to make their directorial debut on it.

Lorenzo Di Bonaventura is producing while Di Bonaventura Pictures’ David Ready is exec producing.

The books, described as The Bourne Identity crossed with Disturbia, centers on a high school student who wakes up to find himself tied to a chair, not knowing where he is or how a whole year has passed. After he manages to escape, he embarks on an adventure to find out why terrorists and the authorities are after him.

Summit and the filmmakers are inserting a sci-fi element to the story.

You can read the whole thing here.  And yes, of course, I’d already heard about the “sci-fi element.”  I don’t know what it is, but I’m assuming it’s to avoid confronting the whole Islamo-fascist part of the story.  That’s Hollywood, folks, and there’s not a thing I can do about it.  But the creative team is top-notch, and I have high hopes they’ll make a good film notwithstanding.

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