Category Archives: Film Rights Tracker (SM-DB)

Tracking every book, article, comic book and life rights project as it hits the market.

THE AFTER WIFE (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Rachel Prosper, a high-flying robotics scientist, has created a humanoid android. When she dies suddenly, her family takes the robot, which looks just like Rachel, into their home as part of an experiment.

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THE WOMEN WITH SILVER WINGS (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)An account of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) in World War II and their legacy remaining classified for 35 years after the war.

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THE SEASON (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) A clever tomboy and soccer star who’s forced into the elite Dallas debutante season by her mother. Modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice.

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HOPE HEALS (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMAfter suffering a stroke, Katherine and her husband use their experience to help give faith and hope to others who are struggling from a similar situation.

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HOW TO STOP TIME (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Chronicles the story of a 40-year-old man who ages slowly due to a rare condition and has lived for four centuries.

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AFTERLIFE (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Tells a love story that crosses parallel worlds.

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The Chosen Few (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Story of 48 U.S. paratroopers from Chosen Company (aka the “Chosen Few”) who arrived in eastern Afghanistan in late 2007 hoping to win over a remote mountain people and extend the Afghan government’s reach. Instead, they spent the next 15 months in a desperate struggle for survival — living under near-constant attack from Taliban fighters who surrounded them on all sides.

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ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Follows various people through their lives, including a pair of sisters, a janitor who has his faith tested, and an adult Lucy Barton returns to visit her siblings after 17 years of absence.

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A PIECE OF THE WORLD (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A fictional memoir of Christina Olson, who seemed destined for a small life in her family’s home in Maine due to an incapacitating illness but for more than twenty years, she was an inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth and became the subject of one of the best-known American paintings.

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THE MOTHER’S PROMISE (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Alice Stanhope and her daughter, Zoe, have always been a family of two but when Alice falls ill, she reaches out to Kate, a nurse, and Sonja, a social worker, and as the four women come together, they must face secrets, fears, and hardships.

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QUICKSAND (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)When the novel opens, Maja has spent nine months in jail for a mass shooting at a prep school in Stockholm, which left her boyfriend and best friend dead. What did — or didn’t — she do?

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JOURNEYMAN (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Nolan Jackson is a journeyman carpenter by trade and a wanderer by nature. Set in 2007, while fellow Americans fight in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, Nolan uproots himself from the tentative relationships he has made after a shocking accident and heads west towards the ocean.

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ALL THAT’S LEFT TO TELL (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Every night, Marc Laurent, an American hostage in Pakistan, is visited by a woman he knows as Josephine. They begin telling each other stories and eventually, a father and daughter find their way to understand each other again.

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THE ANSWERS (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A young woman in NYC, Mary, applies for the “Girlfriend Experiment” in order to afford a New Age treatment for her body, which is all but paralyzed with pain, and is hired as the “Emotional Girlfriend.”

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THE MISFORTUNE OF MARION PALM (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Marion Palm prefers to think of herself as a woman who embezzles — and has embezzled $180,000 from her daughter’s school. But when the school faces an audit, Marion flees, leaving her family behind.

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AUTUMN (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)The first installment of the Seasonal quartet — this book is a meditation on a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are, on what harvest means.

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THE LEAVERS (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Deming Guo is adopted by two white reporters and renamed Daniel Wilkinson after his undocumented Chinese immigrant mother Polly goes missing after going to her job at the nail salon. Deming struggles to reconcile his two lives.

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THE DARK FLOOD RISES (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Francesca Stubbs is an aging expert on housing for the elderly, going through her life visiting old friends and her children and flitting between her life in England and the Canary Islands.

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THE STORIED CITY (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Two tales of a city: The historical race to “discover” one of the world’s most mythologized places, Timbuktu, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda, added another layer to the legend.

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WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Chronicles the story of Hunter’s grandfather Addy and his siblings who decide at the start of WWII that their best of survival is to split up and scatter across Europe. The book spans six years and five continents as it follows each sibling.

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ONE AMAZING ELEPHANT (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)After her grandfather dies, twelve-year-old Lily Pruitt bonds with his beloved elephant, Queenie Grace, whom she once wanted nothing to do with, over their shared mourning. But when Queenie faces danger, Lily must find a way to save her new friend.

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FOREVER IS THE WORST LONG TIME (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Novelist James Hernandez is in love with his best friend’s fiancee Lou Bell and after years of his dreams being out of reach, betrayal and heartbreak bring James and Lou back together.

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ON TURPENTINE LANE (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)When Faith Frankel returns to her suburban hometown, she tells herself that her life is finally on track, but when she finds mysterious artifacts in the attic, she winds up on a journey she never expected.

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LONG BLACK VEIL (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Years after six college students snuck into a penitentiary on a night in 1980 that ended in murder, one of them is charged with the crime.

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I LIKED MY LIFE (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)When wife and mother Maddy dies, she haunts her husband and daughter to help find the perfect replacement for her. Eventually, she finds Rory, a free-spirited schoolteacher.

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KNOW YOUR ENEMY (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)In the near-future, a venerated soldier returns home from an ongoing worldwide war and grapples with readjusting to civilian life.

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SIRENS (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A disgraced young detective is blackmailed into going undercover into one of his city’s most powerful crime networks and finds himself at the center of a maelstrom of drugs, blackmail and dangerously compromised young women.

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The Edge of Everything (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)After the death of their father and a neighbor’s disappearance, Zoe and her brother are attacked in the woods. And rescued by a bounty hunter named X, who happens to be from a place called the Lowlands.

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Universal Harvester (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)When people return defective tapes to a video story, employee Jeremy discovers dark and sometimes violent home video sequences inserted into the middle of each movie.

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The Men in My Life (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A memoir recounting Patricia Bosworth’s emotional coming of age in 1950s New York.

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