Homelanders in the Hollywood Reporter

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.

Be Sociable, Share!
  • Mike Coville

    Andrew, do you have any creative say in the direction of the movie?

    FYI, I am currently reading “The Last Thing I Remember” and I have to say that it is one of the best books I have read in a long time. My daughter is starting it also and having a book that is suitable for all ages is a great blessing.

    Keep up the good work and God bless.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P6OHRT35JQCJKRGNUIOQ73CAZE Bawlamer Merlin

    As long as they keep the Conservative element true…I say, “CHARGE!”

  • kunkelkelly

    Andrew I absolutely admire your work.
     I had never heard of you before my friend had given the first two books in the Homelanders series, and i must say that you are a master of suspense and The Last Thing I Remember was the perfect beginning to a wonderously compelling series. I have already finished the series and now my AP multicultural literature teacher is reading them to her freshman EnglishI class.

  • Corrie

    What Summit is going to do is, like you said, take ou the Islamo-fascist part of the movie and make it seem like we are the criminals, and that they are the good guys. People wake up, the Islamo-fascist thing is kind of happening now. Also, the will possibly take out a very important character in the movie. God. There is so much faith in Charlie in his time of terror, and pain. I would hate to have Summit throw away the power and energy that God gives Charlie. I also hope Summit doesn’t and any cuss words. I get enough of cussing in the life around me. The last thing I want to do is watch a movie that is based on a great book, with Christian views, have a billion and one cuss words.  I hope that the movie turns out as good as the books, and that the acting is better than Twilight.  To me, Twilight had actors with no acting abilities whatso ever. Everyone else may think they were great but I disliked everything about the movie. I don’t mean to go all ‘movie critic’ on anyone, but I really want to see a movie that I will be willing to see over and over again.  I hope my opinions are not taken to strongly in a wrong way or are rejected because of some of the things i seem to dislike. I know the movie will be just fine.