New Line Returns to "Land of the Living"

by | March 30, 2006 | Comments

Following a hotly-contested bidding war, New Line Cinema stood victorious with the film rights to Nicci French’s "Land of the Living," a fairly intense-sounding story of horror, survival, and … skepticism. Celebrated author James Ellroy is attached to adapt Ms. French’s novel into screenplay form.

Says Variety: "New Line Cinema beat out several bidders to acquire screen rights to the Nicci French novel "Land of the Living," with James Ellroy set to write the script.

Deal was near seven figures both for the rights to the book and Ellroy’s script fees. Novel was published two years ago but gained steam when Ellroy pitched his take on the novel and to do his first adaptation of a book other than his own.

Story concerns a promiscuous woman who’s captured and tortured by a serial killer. After surviving the ordeal, she has to figure out what happened because cops and even her friends think she fabricated the story."

Movies based on Ellroy’s books include "Cop" (1988), "L.A. Confidential" (1997), "Dark Blue" (2003), and Brian De Palma‘s upcoming "The Black Dahlia."

Tag Cloud

American Society of Cinematographers Binge Guide supernatural Emmys singing competition transformers Apple TV+ independent BBC Disney Plus TCA Winter 2020 foreign TV renewals HBO National Geographic Comics on TV Netflix Film breaking bad streaming GIFs AMC Pixar DC streaming service blaxploitation Disney Sundance TV theme song Heroines SDCC Year in Review Valentine's Day spain renewed TV shows Best and Worst Cannes The Purge Superheroes Avengers aliens MCU science fiction composers TCM E! El Rey Dark Horse Comics First Look zombie sports Grammys Netflix Christmas movies Lifetime Christmas movies YouTube natural history Summer Trophy Talk Film Festival Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt space Marvel Studios canceled Winter TV what to watch Paramount Network Mary poppins game show Comedy Central Schedule Peacock Black Mirror festivals First Reviews Bravo true crime ITV screen actors guild New York Comic Con RT21 quibi Holidays Interview cartoon Reality Rock teaser Marathons disaster Anna Paquin Spring TV cancelled television Sony Pictures Fall TV video Mindy Kaling doctor who sitcom HBO Max Martial Arts Oscars free movies Ellie Kemper Lionsgate Polls and Games CNN IFC Films Chernobyl Tarantino TIFF miniseries Tubi adaptation jamie lee curtis blockbuster Pet Sematary Amazon Christmas 007 canceled TV shows Ovation green book Amazon Prime Mary Poppins Returns politics Super Bowl Box Office 45 psychological thriller SundanceTV game of thrones RT History Infographic hist FX Women's History Month Music Apple Captain marvel casting X-Men The Arrangement 24 frames documentary Nat Geo dceu Extras Adult Swim BET DirecTV Spike Disney Channel Syfy comics Comedy docudrama 20th Century Fox richard e. Grant See It Skip It series Set visit ghosts anime children's TV Rocketman Mary Tyler Moore Toys Holiday OWN GoT FXX Kids & Family binge social media animated A&E cops crime Food Network crime drama Britbox Turner Classic Movies dc A24 PBS Apple TV Plus Reality Competition WGN hispanic Mystery reboot Walt Disney Pictures comic Western stand-up comedy Esquire tv talk CW Seed Brie Larson serial killer TV Land Masterpiece diversity TNT LGBTQ Classic Film Starz period drama Freeform TBS MSNBC revenge psycho Teen directors VICE Emmy Nominations spanish language kids The Witch Universal Disney streaming service Star Wars war Calendar NBC Creative Arts Emmys south america Red Carpet cars LGBT halloween Family spinoff nature Pop Star Trek Shudder historical drama harry potter Academy Awards facebook DGA cats President dramedy Action cancelled TV series joker The CW Crackle ESPN Shondaland Marvel Television talk show Winners APB Certified Fresh Fox News Epix Sneak Peek mutant elevated horror Tumblr CBS Musicals E3 Endgame Photos Election batman TruTV Amazon Prime Video slashers award winner comiccon Song of Ice and Fire Animation DC Comics finale Pride Month Cartoon Network movies NYCC cinemax biography Lifetime Columbia Pictures Trailer boxoffice christmas movies discovery Nominations Superheroe YouTube Red VH1 IFC 21st Century Fox unscripted Countdown werewolf 2020 Horror Baby Yoda YA Thanksgiving USA Network zero dark thirty indie name the review political drama Premiere Dates GLAAD MTV Quiz The Walking Dead CMT vampires Mudbound PaleyFest 2018 ratings Trivia dragons toy story Writers Guild of America Biopics mockumentary Ghostbusters cancelled adventure sag awards BBC America robots Paramount Logo Sundance Now spy thriller Hulu medical drama Disney+ Disney Plus travel OneApp cults romance ABC police drama technology Rocky YouTube Premium crossover Country Awards 2019 2017 strong female leads TCA screenings Cosplay FOX anthology Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Comic Book golden globes TLC Video Games Television Academy latino rotten movies we love Pirates versus Hallmark DC Universe Crunchyroll Opinion Lucasfilm History zombies Sci-Fi Marvel 2015 2016 SXSW witnail WarnerMedia Nickelodeon ABC Family CBS All Access cooking TCA 2017 TV spider-man Fantasy justice league San Diego Comic-Con cancelled TV shows Arrowverse based on movie Watching Series television Rom-Com Drama Podcast Discovery Channel Vudu sequel Elton John USA Turner Hallmark Christmas movies Musical crime thriller 71st Emmy Awards Stephen King Character Guide Acorn TV Warner Bros. book Showtime Tomatazos romantic comedy thriller Spectrum Originals Awards Tour Sundance