'Mortal Instruments' shingle acquires rights to apocalyptic tome

Constantin Film has acquired rights to the Peter Heller’s apocalyptic novel “The Dog Stars.”

Story takes place years after a virus nearly wipes out the world’s population, as a pilot, his old dog and his neighbor survive in an airport hangar, fending off encroaching dangers.

Robert Kulzer and Margo Klewans will produce for Constantin. Banner caught wind of the project when David Halpern of The Robbins Office brought the novel to them.

Constantin Film currently has its adaptation of “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” in production.

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