Paul GreenGrass Director of Bourne supremacy, Captain Phillips And Jason Bourne has been recruited to write and direct the film adaptation of the recent bestseller Fairy tale by Stephen King published in Italy by Sperling & Kupfer. King, who is a huge fan of the Greengrass films, licensed the rights to the film adaptation for the nominal price of one dollar, an opportunity the writer has been offering to a lucky few since the 1970s.
The epic story follows a 17-year-old boy who inherits the keys to a terrifying world where good and evil are at war. The stakes couldn’t be higher, for this world and ours, as it journeys into the mythical roots of human narrative. »
The king of the new collaboration said, “It goes without saying that I’m a fan of Paul Greengrass and I think he’s a wonderful choice for this film.” Director Greengrass added: “Fairy Tale is a brilliant work. A classic adventure story and also a disturbing contemporary allegory”.
The official plot of the novel: A boy, his dog, the descent into a magical and dark world. Welcome to the dark side of once upon a time. Charlie Reade is a seventeen-year-old teenager like many others, discreet at school, excellent at baseball and football. But he is too overweight for his age. His mother died in a car accident when he was seven, and his father succumbed to alcohol in pain. Since then, Charlie has had to learn to take care of both of them. One day, he meets an old man – Howard Bowditch – who lives recluse with his dog Radar in a large house on the top of a hill, known in the neighborhood as “Psycho’s House”. There is a shed in the back yard, always locked, from which strange noises come. Charlie saves Howard after an injury, earns his trust, and takes care of Radar, who becomes his best friend. Until, on the verge of death, Mr. Bowditch leaves Charlie a tape where he recorded an incredible story, a secret he kept hidden all his life: inside the shed is the door to another world. A parallel reality where Good and Evil fight a battle on which the fate of our own world depends. An epic fight that will end up involving Charlie and Radar, despite themselves, in the role of heroes. From the genius of Stephen King, an extraordinary and chilling new adventure, a breathtaking journey into the limitless territory of his imagination.
Stephen King’s “Fairy Tale” novel is available on Amazon.
A film based on the controversial libel lawsuit at the center of the news between actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, will be told in a film produced for Tubi, Tubi’s streaming service.
The film titled Hot take: the Depp / Heard trial is portrayed by Mark Hapka (Ghost Whisperer, The Time of Our Lives) as Depp and Megan Davis (Heartfelt Thanks, Alone in the Dark) as Heard. The cast also includes Melissa Marty (Station 19) as Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez and Mary Carrig (Law & Order True Crime) will play Elaine Bredehoft, Heard Elaine Bredehoft’s legal representative.
The film will follow “the tumultuous relationship – inside and outside the court – of Depp and Heard, dramatizing the two-month libel trial that ended on June 1, with the jury finding that Heard defamed Depp alluding to the domestic violence allegations against him in a December 2018 op-ed. The jury also found Depp responsible for a defamatory statement made about Heard by his legal representative.
The film written by Guy Nicolucci (The Past Does Not Forget) and directed by Sara Lohman (Secrets in the Woods) will premiere Friday, September 30 on Fox’s Tubi.