Constantin Film Acquires Film Rights to ‘UNWIND’


This just made the news today!  Connor and Risa and Lev are going to have their own movie!  Well, that’s what we hope!

Constantin Film has acquired feature film rights to Neal Shusterman‘s bestselling sci-fi novel “Unwind.”

Published in 2007 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, “Unwind” is described as a thought-provoking tale that blurs the line between life and death while challenging ideas about what it means to be alive.

Story is set in a dystopian future in which parents of teens can choose to have their child “unwound” — a process in which the teen’s organs are transplanted into different donors.

Book, which has been translated into 11 different languages, has a large Internet following of young adult readers.

Robert Kulzer, co-prexy of Constantin Film in Los Angeles, brought the project to the company and will serve as producer on “Unwind” alongside Marc Benardout, Catherine Kimmel, Julian Stone and Charlotte Stoudt, who will produce for Stay Whole Prods. Constantin board member Martin Moszkowicz, who is responsible for film and TV, will exec produce.

Kulzer and Moszkowicz are also producing and exec producing, respectively, Constantin’s adaptation of “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” which Screen Gems will release next summer.

I am super excited about this.  Moszkowicz has been working diligently on ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ movie and that’s looking great!  So, I’m happy that he’s involved with this as well.  Of course, this is still a ways from becoming an actual feature film, but it’s a start!  We already know that Neal had been working on a screenplay for it, so we’ll just have to see how things go from here.

Time to go fancasting now!

via Variety.

By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary

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