Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Film Option Sold

Film option rights for my novel, 28 Minutes, have been sold to Constantin Film Development and Impact Pictures, with John Tomko (Ocean's 11, Falling Down) and Jeremy Bolt (Resident Evil, Death Race) to produce, and Travis Milloy (Pandorum) to write the screenplay.

28 Minutes is about a group of unemployed software engineers coming up with an almost brilliant plan to rob a bank. Almost brilliant because things do not go as expected. UK rights are being sold to Serpent's Tail, and US rights are still being worked out by my agent, Matt Bialer at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates.

9 comments:

Bill Crider said...

Congrats, Dave!

JD Rhoades said...

Excellent news! Congratulations!

Graham Powell said...

Rub it in, why don't you.

(Looking on the bright side, I think this puts you in "First round's on Dave" territory.)

Paul Brazill said...

Well done! smashing!

Dave Zeltserman said...

Bill, JD, Paul, thanks. This has been a long time coming, about 3 years, so it's a relief to finally have the deal done, and I was fortunate to have a terrific film agent working this. Graham, when cameras start rolling, then yeah, rounds on me, until then I'm just a hopeful wannabe.

Rafe McGregor said...

Congratulations, Dave! I look forward to reading the book when it comes out.

Ali Karim said...

BLOODY GREAT NEWS

Ali

Dave Zeltserman said...

Rafe, Ali, thanks. UK rights are being sold to Serpent's Tail, US rights still being worked out. Since I'm stacked up with books with ST, could be a while before "28 Minutes" is released in the UK.

Iain Rowan said...

Dave, just seen this. Many congratulations, I know you've been hoping and waiting on this one for some time, so it's fantastic to see it a done deal.

Nice one!