by: Sammy Mink
Focus Features is on board to develop THE SCORPIO RACES. The fantasy feature, based on the novel by Maggie Stiefvater, follows a man and a woman who are swept up in a daring, dangerous race with more than just their lives at stake should they lose. English screenwriter/playwright Jack Thorne is penning the script. David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith are producing under their KatzSmith Productions banner, while Jay Ireland will executive produce. The project was originally set up at Warner Bros. but went into turnaround.
Thorne has a long history of British TV credits, including writing for Skins, Cast Offs, and Glue, a crime drama that he created. Thorne has also penned the scripts for The Scouting Book for Boys, War Book, and A Long Way Down, a dramedy starring Aaron Paul, Toni Collette, and Pierce Brosnan. His upcoming projects include writing the scripts for Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s The Sandman and Joe Wright’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
Thorne is repped by WME.