COLUMBUS RAISING THE DEAD
'Harry Potter' director Chris Columbus and Warner Bros. have acquired the film rights to The Brief History of the Dead, novelist Kevin Brockmeier's unfinished supernatural love story.
It's the story of a blind man who arrives in a new city, telling a story of having traveled across a desert after his death. The other city-dwellers have their own elaborate and remarkable tales of crossing into this strange world, from which inhabitants depart as mysteriously as they entered.
The studio, together with Columbus' 1492 Pictures banner, bought the project based on Brockmeier's first chapter, which was published by the New Yorker this month. Brockmeier is still working on the novel and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David Auburn is on board to adapt.
Courtesy of Coming Soon