Figment Films, the production banner of the white-hot triumvirate responsible for “Trainspotting,” “Shallow Grave” and the upcoming “A Life Less Ordinary,” has optioned the rights to Alex Garland’s debut novel “The Beach.”
As with past collaborations, “The Beach” will be adapted by Oscar-nominee John Hodge, produced by Andrew Macdonald and helmed by Danny Boyle.
“The Beach” is a pop culture-seeped “Treasure Island” meets “Lord of the Flies” story involving a band of backpacking, second-generation flower children tromping through Southeast Asia in search of Eden and dope. While they eschew popular capitalist culture, the group’s thirst for nirvana ends in disaster.
Garland was repped on the deal by Ron Bernstein of the Gersh agency on behalf of the author’s New York lit agent Robin Strauss.
The Figment team is represented by ICM agents Robert Newman in Los Angeles and Sue Rodgers in London.