It has become quiet around David Benioff and D.B. Weissthat for the last Game of Thrones-Seasons had to take a lot of criticism, which they maybe also theirs Star Wars-Job cost. But thanks to their mega deal with Netflix they should have taken care of them in the longer term. And they are by no means idle!
At Warner Bros. they have an untitled thriller in development, that of Hans Rodionoff’s and Keith Giffens graphic novel Lovecraft is inspired. Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, the Ride Along-Autors, whom director Karyn Kusama swears by (involved as executive producer), take care of the script. The film – set in 1920 within the “Cthulhu Myth” – is supposed to ask the terrible question: What if HP Lovecraft didn’t make it all up? What if the monsters he creates are real?
But these are olle Kamellen, Benioff and Weiss work primarily for, of course Netflix. Except for the ambitious sci-fi series The Three-Body Problem also on another novel adaptation, as it now turns out: The Overstory is developed by them, although it is unclear whether as a film or a series. It is based on the acclaimed novel “The Roots of Life” by Richard Powers, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2019. It is about five trees whose unique life experiences with nine Americans bring them together to discuss the destruction of the forests.
This info is hidden in an article on a completely different Powers novel. Have so Black Bear Pictures and Brad Pitts Plan B Entertainment the film rights to his upcoming work Bewilderment acquired. The story takes place in the near future, amid the slow decay of the earth. A widowed father of a highly unusual nine-year-old boy resorts to experimental neurological treatment to save his son.