Hanley will adapt ‘Karma Files’

'Frailty' scribe to adapt novella for Camp

While he’s known for “Frailty,” scribe Brent Hanley is looking quite robust these days.

With “Frailty” due out next month from Lions Gate, Hanley has inked a deal to adapt Thomas Lane’s novella “The Karma Files” for producer Colleen Camp, who’ll produce along with Lion Rock partners Terence Chang and John Woo.

Pic is set up at Fireworks Pictures, the Canadian-backed international distribbing outfit of Jay Firestone’s CanWest Entertainment.

Pic, to be called “Karma,” follows a detective with the ability to access past lives, a talent he uses to solve crimes committed both in the past and in the future.

“It accepts this whole other idea that you’re a spiritual being, instead of just a body,” said Camp. “In a really fascinating way, it asks, ‘Why do you meet certain people? Why do some people on the Titanic live and others die?’ ”

Hanley most recently wrote the adaptation of Louis Sachar’s “Holes,” which begins lensing next month with Sigourney Weaver and Jon Voight starring in the Walden Media project.

“Frailty,” helmed by Bill Paxton and starring Matthew McConaughey, is being released next month.

Fireworks Pictures production head Pliny Porter and Fireworks Pictures president Dan Diamond are overseeing “Karma.”

Hanley was repped in the deal by the Gersh Agency, and he is managed by AMG.

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