Unremembered, “Dork,” “Heaven” Get Adapted

Reliance Entertainment and Kintop Pictures have acquired the film rights to Jessica Brody’s proposed young adult novel trilogy “Unremembered”.

Set in a world where time travel and gene manipulation exist, the story follows a 16-year-old girl who finds herself floating in the Pacific Ocean with no memory of her past. Her one clue is a boy named Zen who claims he helped her escape from a top-secret science experiment.

In news of another adaptation, Summit Entertainment has picked up all rights to Rachel Renee Russell’s bestseller series “The Dork Diaries”.

The story follows 14-year-old Nikki Maxwell as she navigates her way through new school, mean girls and first crushes. Karen Rosenfelt (“Twilight”) will produce.

Outside of the young adult arena, Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up the film rights to Mitch Albom’s inspirational novel “The First Phone Call from Heaven”. Denise DiNovi and Alison Greenspan will produce.

The story is set in a town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife and centered on a grief-stricken single father determined to find out if the calls are hoaxes.

Source: THR, Screen & Variety