Levin to adapt sci-fi novel for bigscreen

Lloyd Levin (“The Green Zone,” “United 93″) is set to produce the bigscreen adaptation of Warren Fahy’s bestseller “Fragment,” about a reality show that discovers a host of terrifying new species of animals on a remote South Pacific island.

Fahy, whose tome was the subject of a bidding war at the London Book Fair, will pen the screenplay. “Fragment” has been widely compared to the works of Michael Crichton and James Rollins and has been picked up by 18 publishers around the world.

In “Fragment,” a team of seafaring scientists filming a reality TV show are astonished to encounter the species, which has been evolving in isolation for 600 million years. The encounter is caught on live TV.

When NASA and the Navy arrive to investigate, scientists realize that the creatures and their ecosystem are lethal enough to wipe out the rest of the Earth. Authorities must decide whether to sterilize the island or try to save the terrible creatures.

“‘Fragment’ has found the perfect home. Lloyd Levin’s track record is phenomenal. The movie will be everything ‘Fragment’ fans have been hoping for, including me,” Fahy said.

Levin was nominated for a BAFTA for “United 93,” and won the Online Film Critics Society Award for his work on the film. His other producing credits include “Die Hard II,” “Predator II,” the first two “Tomb Raider” pics and “Watchmen.”

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