Adaptations: Covenant, Minutes, Booper

Hyde Park Entertainment and Dark Horse Entertainment are partnering on a slate of independent films. Their first title is “The Blackburne Covenant,” based on the Dark Horse graphic novel by Fabian Nicieza. The story deals with the publication of a bestselling novel in which the author’s fictional plot turns out to have a supernatural basis in reality…” (full details)

Marcos Bernstein (“Central Station”) will adapt “The Alchemist” author Paulo Coelho’s novel “Eleven Minutes” for New Line Cinema. The erotically charged tale centers on a Brazilian woman who goes to Switzerland to seek her fortune only to find work in a gentleman’s club. Her journey of self-discovery takes her on the many roads of sex and love. Gianni Nunnari (“300″) will produce…” (full details)

Fox Atomic has picked up Larry Doyle’s debut novel “I Love You, Beth Cooper.” Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan are set to produce through their 1492 Pictures whilst Doyle himself will pen the screenplay. Comic romp follows the adventures of geeky high school valedictorian who decides he has nothing to lose by making a play for a popular cheerleader, declaring his love during the graduation speech…” (full details)