Los Angeles, CA – November 30, 2011 – Brian Oliver, President of Cross Creek Pictures, Simon Oakes, Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media Group and President & CEO of Hammer Films and Guy East and Nigel Sinclair, Co-Chairmen of Exclusive Media Group (“Exclusive”) announced today that Hammer has acquired the rights to the novel “Boneshaker” by Cherie Priest for adaptation to the big screen. Project will be co-produced by Hammer and Cross Creek Pictures and co-financed by Exclusive and Cross Creek Pictures.
John Hilary Shepherd, a 2010 WGA Award nominee for his work on the first season of the Showtime series, “Nurse Jackie,” is writing the screenplay. Tobin Armbrust, Head of Production is overseeing the project’s development for Hammer Films.
Cross Creek recently released The Ides of March, written and directed by and starring George Clooney. It is also the company behind Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman. Exclusive Media Group, another key player here, brought us the 2010 American remake of Let the Right One In (retitled Let Me In), and had a hand in many of Cross Creek’s projects.
Overall, that sounds like a pretty awesome crew to have behind Priest’s novel. What do you all think?
Congrats to Ms. Priest! Let’s hope for a wicked awesome steampunk film in our near future!