Renewed efforts are underway to get best-selling crime author Patricia Cornwell's crime-solving medical examiner character Kay Scarpetta on the big screen.
Cornwell is leaving currently publisher Penguin and has signed a two-book deal worth at least $10 million with HarperCollins imprint William Morrow. The first book of that deal is slated for release fall 2014.
Fox 2000 President Elizabeth Gabler is developing the movie and played a key role in author's move to William Morrow. Speaking about the deal, Gabler says: "one of our greatest priorities is to begin production on the film as soon as possible."
In fact the aim is to have the film in cinemas by 2015. At last report, Angelina Jolie was attached to play Scarpetta.