Acquires rights to Seth Patrick's supernatural thriller

Legendary Pictures can see dead people, as the production company behind “The Dark Knight Rises” has purchased the film rights to Seth Patrick’s supernatural thriller “Reviver,” the first novel in a three-book series skedded to launch in May 2013.

Story follows Jonah Miller, one of the world’s most gifted revivers, a term for those who can make contact with the dead and bring them back for a short period of time to say goodbye to loved ones or more importantly, to tell the police who killed them. While reviving the victim of a brutal murder, Jonah discovers that a sinister presence is watching from the other side. When he starts to investigate, what he uncovers threatens everything he knows.

Legendary will produce “Reviver,” while Brendan Deneen will exec produce for Macmillan Films. Jillian Zaks and Alex Hedlund will oversee for Legendary.

A successful computer games developer who works for Sega and lives in West Sussex, Patrick is making his debut as a novelist with “Reviver.”

Legendary, which recently tapped Drew Pearce to polish the script for Gareth Edwards’ “Godzilla,” is currently in post-production on a trio of high-profile pics including Sergei Bodrov’s Jeff Bridges starrer “The Seventh Son,” Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim” and Zack Snyder’s Superman pic “Man of Steel.”

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