Terrance Mulloy to Adapt Matthew Reilly’s ‘Contest’

Screenwriter Terrance Mulloy is set to adapt New York Times best-selling author Matthew Reilly’s “Contest.”

Greg McLean is set to direct with special effects house Animal Logic producing. Richard Stewart, Penny Wall and Richard Sheffield will also produce through their production banner Common Thread Entertainment as well as Simon Hunter through Myth Film Co.

“Contest” is a thriller set in the New York Library, where seven contestants must navigate the labyrinth to outwit and outlast unimaginable dangers. The WME-repped Reilly also has his novel “Great Zoo of China” set up at TriStar.

McLean broke on to the scene with his cult horror thriller “Wolf Creek.” The film spawned a handful of sequels, which he also helmed, and is currently being developed as television series. He is currently directing “The Belko Experiment” with Tony Goldwyn and John C. McGinley.

He is repped by by CAA, Mosaic and Nelson Davis.

Mulloy most recently penned the Arclight Films pic “Priority Run.” He’s repped by UTA, Madhouse Entertainment and Eclipse Law.

Animal Logic is currently in production on Warner Bros.’ “Lego” franchise.

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