November 22, 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.

News on Number9dream

Paul Webster (The Motorcycle Diaries, Atonement, Eastern Promises) has joined the project as executive producer, which is fantastic news.

The script is now out to directors.

More info on Number9dream here.

Project at a glance: No Time To Kill

Original screenplay
Writer: Emmanuel Oberg
Producer: spec script
Genre: Action Thriller
Status: in development (revised first draft)
Logline: a London SCO19 cop has 85 minutes to save his daughter who thinks she's playing with a state-of-the-art military simulator, but is in fact killing people in the real world, causing utter chaos in the city...

CO19 Team

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

Film at a glance: Double Jeu (Game Over)

Short film (1996, 7'56, 35mm, 1.85, Dolby SR, French with English subtitles)
Cast: Pascale ARBILLOT, Michael COHEN and Frederic MICHELOT
Writer/director: Emmanuel Oberg
Producer: Marc Barbault & Emmanuel Oberg / Debsie Films
Awards: 11 inluding the 21st Century Filmmaker award in New-York
TV-Sales: 18 countries worldwide, including Canal+ in France and Belgium, PBS in the US (New York and Los Angeles), TV-Man Union in Japan...
Released theatrically: in France and in Germany
Full credits on IMDB

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