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Bekmambetov’s company to adapt ‘Lunar Boy’

Edward Ricourt will pen sci-fi tale for 'Vampire Hunter' helmer

Timur Bekmambetov’s Bazelevs banner has acquired feature film rights to Stephen Tunney’s young adult novel “One Hundred Percent Lunar Boy” and tapped Edward Ricourt (“Now You See Me”) to adapt the sci-fi tale.

The book combines a visually inventive world with a powerful coming-of-age story about a boy finding his place in the universe.

Set 2000 years in the future, novel’s protag is 16-year-old Hieronymus Rexaphin, who lives on the now-colonized moon, where he meets a girl from Earth who is inexplicably drawn to him because of his special — some say dangerous — condition, which gives him the ability to see the future path of time and matter.

Bekmambetov and Michele Wolkoff will produce for Bazelevs, while Guy Stodel (“Be Kind Rewind”) will exec produce. Project is being financed through Bazelevs’ independent development fund.

Bekmambetov is currently in post-production with 20th Century Fox’s adaptation of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” which Wolkoff exec produced.

Ricourt wrote “Year 12” for Roth Films and co-wrote Summit’s magician heist pic “Now You See Me” with Boaz Yakin. He also adapted the satirical survival guide “How to Defeat Your Own Clone” for Dimension.

Ricourt is repped by CAA, Gotham Group and attorney George Davis, while WME reps Bekmambetov.

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