Prod'n outfit nabs rights to Egan tome
StillKing Films has acquired film rights to Jennifer Egan novel “The Keep,” with Ehren Kruger (“The Ring”) set to adapt.
StillKing is a Prague-based financing and production outfit that’s served as co-producer on projects including the latest James Bond pic, “Casino Royale,” as well as “The Illusionist,” “Everything Is Illuminated,” “Van Helsing,” “The Bourne Identity” and “Shanghai Knights.”
Kruger and Daniel Bobker will produce the project along with StillKing’s Matthew Stillman; banner’s production prexy, David Minkowski, exec produces.
Egan’s last novel, “Look at Me,” was a finalist for the National Book Award, and a previous tome, “The Invisible Circus,” was adapted into a film starring Cameron Diaz.
“Keep,” published by Knopf in August, is a supernatural thriller set in a haunted castle in which a woman is seduced by a mysterious prisoner.
StillKing and Bobker/Kruger Films plan to package and budget “The Keep” before shopping it to U.S. studios.
Bobker first developed a relationship with StillKing while producing the Kruger-penned “The Brothers Grimm” in Prague for Dimension.
Other projects Bobker/Kruger is developing include “Dream House” and “Night and Day You Are the One” at Universal and “The Boathouse” at Dimension.
Kruger is also penning “Torso” for David Fincher to helm at Paramount and adapting Thomas Perry’s novel “Nightlife” for DreamWorks.
Egan was repped by ICM in the deal while Paradigm reps Kruger.