Young Adult Novel Reboot Getting An Adaptation At Fox 2000
In Hollywood the word "reboot" is typically used when a studio wants to get a fresh start with a franchise that they think still has some money left in it, but now the word is being used to identify the latest young adult novel adaptation in the works. Lindsay Devlin, a former movie executive who used to work at places like Kerner Entertainment Co. and various other companies, has been hired by Fox 2000 to develop a movie version of Reboot, based on the upcoming book by Amy Tintera.
THR says that the novel is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a deadly virus has spread that kills and causes people to reboot as "killer slave soldiers." The story follows two re-animated teens who work to try and stop the evil organization that unleashed the virus in the first place. The book is the first published work by Tintera and will be available everywhere on May 7, 2013 (and it is currently available for pre-order). Fox 2000 actually picked up the rights to the piece all the way back in February, but apparently have been dragging their heels while trying to find someone to write the script for it.
Despite her executive past, this will actually be the Devlin's first studio job. She first got her big break in screenwriting when her spec script, a horror film called Nocturne, began getting buzz in Hollywood. Her first credited project, a documentary titled In So Many Words, is currently in post-production and is expected to come out next year.
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