11:58am PT by Borys Kit
Post-Apocalyptic Novel 'Dog Stars' Picked Up by Constantin
Constantin Film, the banner behind the Resident Evil movies, has acquired the film rights to The Dog Stars, the critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic debut novel by journalist Peter Heller.
The tome is set years after a flu virus has taken most of mankind off the map and centers on a man who lives in the hangar of an abandoned airport with his dog. When he hears a radio transmission, he sets out -- finding that things are both better and worse out there.
Described as funny and sad, the book is a look at what it means to be human. It made The New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle's bestseller Lists. It is a finalist for the Flaherty Dunnan 1st Novel Prize while Amazon, Publishers Weekly and Barnes & Noble have named the novel one of the best books of the year.
Constantin Film’s co-president Robert Kulzer and VP of production & development Margo Klewans will produce.
Heller, who has previously written four non-fiction books, is a longtime contributor to NPR and also contributes to Outside Magazine, Men's Journal, and Businessweek. He was part of a documentary team that investigated dolphin killing in Taiji, Japan that became the Academy Award-winning documentary The Cove.
He is repped by CAA and The Robbins Office.