September 23, 2017

More news on Number9dream

More exciting news about the movie adaptation of David Mitchell's yakusa thriller number9dream: BAFTA winning director Asif Kapadia (Senna, The Warrior) is attached to the project, which has found a great home on Film 4's slate. I've just started writing a new version of the screenplay. More details here.

New writing project: Beast Quest

I've recently started working - solo this time - on the film adaptation of Beast Quest, a series of children books written by Adam Blade and published by Orchard Books (2007-present).

This family/fantasy/adventure movie is produced by David Livingstone, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner for Working Title Films (Universal Studios). More details here.

Project at a glance: Beast Quest

Feature Film Adaptation of the series of children books by Adam Blade
Writer: Emmanuel Oberg
Producers: David Livingstone, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner for Working Title Films (Universal Studios)Genre: Family Film / Adventure / Fantasy
Status: out to directors
Logline: Beast Quest is a fantasy novel series published by Orchard Books. The series follows the stories of 12-year-old Tom as he ventures out from his village on a quest against evil with his companion Elenna.

Beast Quest series

Project at a glance: Pastworld

Adaptation of the novel by Ian Beck (2009)
Writers: Emmanuel Oberg and John McKay
Producer: Paul Brooks for Gold Circle Films
Genre: Sci-Fi / Action / Adventure
Status: in turnaround
Logline: What if all of London were really an amusement park - a whole city returned to Victorian times to entertain visitors from the twenty-first century? That's the wildly original premise of Ian Beck's Pastworld, a high-stakes mystery set in a simulated past.

Pastworld (Wanted)

Project at a glance: Number9dream

Adaptation of the novel by David Mitchell (2001), set in Japan
Writer:  Emmanuel Oberg
Director: Asif Kapadia
Producer: Lee Thomas / Pipedream Pictures for Film 4
Executive Producer: Paul Webster / Shoe Box
Genre: Yakusa thriller
Status: in development (revised second draft)
Summary of the novel: David Mitchell's second novel, number9dream, uses a similar episodic format to his brilliant debut Ghostwritten to create a coherent and assured narrative that is part yakusa thriller, part coming-of-age story. Eiji Miyake, 20, naïve and wholly loveable, encounters a frantic, exotic world when he comes to Tokyo from his small island home to find the father he has never met.

Number9dream

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