Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Home Movies Amblin to Adapt Sci-Fi Novel The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

Amblin to Adapt Sci-Fi Novel The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

-

Amblin Partners has acquired feature film rights to The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August (buy at Amazon), the sci-fi novel written by Claire North, which won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel and was nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.

In the movie, a man repeatedly born into the same life, who remembers all his past experiences, seeks to save the world by outmaneuvering a similarly gifted rival who’s willing to make any sacrifice to attain a godlike knowledge.

Wes Ball (director of The Maze Runner franchise) will direct. Melissa Iqbal (Humans, The Nevers) has adapted the novel for the big screen.

Academy Award nominees Pete Czernin and Graham Broadbent (Emma, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) of Blueprint Pictures, which originally optioned and developed the project, and Joe Hartwick Jr (Jumper, The Maze Runner) of Oddball Entertainment will produce.

Jeb Brody, Amblin Partners’ President of Production, and Andrew Calof, VP of Creative Affairs, will oversee for the studio.

Published on April 8, 2014, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is officially described as follows:

Wildly original, funny and moving, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is an extraordinary story of a life lived again and again from World Fantasy Award-winning author Claire North.

Wes Ball on the set of The Maze Runner

Harry August is on his deathbed. Again.

No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes.

Until now.

As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. “I nearly missed you, Doctor August,” she says. “I need to send a message.”

This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow.

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links through which we earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase, at no cost to you. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter!

Receive all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

COMMENTS

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

LATEST NEWS

Javicia Leslie Is the New Batwoman!

Warner Bros. Television, The CW and Berlanti Productions announced today that Javicia Leslie has been cast as the new Batwoman, following the...

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula Release Date Set for August

Well Go USA Entertainment announced today that the Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula release date in North America has been set for...

Weakest Link Is Returning with Host Jane Lynch

NBC is bringing back hit British import and international game show phenomenon Weakest Link, co-produced by BBC Studios’ Los Angeles production arm...

Lost Girls & Love Hotels Teaser Featuring Alexandra Daddario

Astrakan Film AB will release Lost Girls & Love Hotels, from director William Olsson (An American Affair, Reliance), writer Catherine Hanrahan and...

Fear Is Contagious in the She Dies Tomorrow Trailer

NEON has revealed the She Dies Tomorrow trailer, which gives you a first look at Amy Seimetz's apocalyptic existential thriller. The film...

Candyman, The Forever Purge, Halloween Kills & Ends Delayed

Universal Pictures has delayed the release dates of Candyman, The Forever Purge, Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends, the studio announced today.