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US TV Deal for Lauren Beukes’ Broken Monsters

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Alert! Deadline has revealed that Endemol Studios‘ scripted division Additional Dialogue has picked up the rights to develop Lauren Beukes supernatural thriller Broken Monsters as a drama series.

Broken Monsters is Additional Dialogue’s first book acquisition.

Beukes’ literary agent Oliver Munson of AM Heath congratulated the author on Facebook, saying: “Lovely to FINALLY be able to announce this. Nice one Lauren!”

Scott Aversano and Tom Gormican have been named as executive producers. Aversano was producer on a number of big-budget productions, such as The Last Airbender, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Manchurian Candidate and Team America: World Police.

Gormican and Aversano recently worked together, as producer and writer respectively, on the 2014 movie That Awkward Moment, featuring Zac Efron.

From Deadline:

“Beukes’ novel captures our culture’s fascination with horror,” Aversano said. “Her clever choice to explore this within the constructs of a supernatural novel – especially one which presents its own horribleness so elegantly – is a delightful paradox.”

 

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  • <a href="http://www.moxyland.com" rel="nofollow">Lauren Beukes</a>
    Lauren Beukes
    January 23rd, 2015 @12:55 #
     
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    Popping in to say that Scott also produced Safe House, which was filmed in Cape Town. He knows South Africa well, which is very cool.

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  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    January 23rd, 2015 @13:08 #
     
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    I saw that and decided not to include it cos it was a little bit under the radar here, but I LOVED Safe House.

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