12:52pm PT by Borys Kit, Andy Lewis
New Regency Picks Up Techno-Thriller Novel 'Mona' (Exclusive)
New Regency has picked up the movie rights to Mona, a hot title coming out of the Frankfurt book fair.
Written by Swedish author Dan Sehlberg, the story is as an international thriller that spans the Middle East and Europe involving a computer virus invented by a terrorist that infects humans. The story sees a Swedish scientist who invents a device that allows disabled people to surf the web with the power of thought that runs afoul a virus created by a revenge-seeking terrorist. The man races against time to save his wife.
Several companies were rumored to be chasing the book, with Regency taking it off the table for an undisclosed sum.
David Manpearl and Michelle Kroes will oversee for the company.
The author was repped by RWSG Literary Agency in the deal.