3:06pm PT by Rebecca Ford
Ted Dekker's 'Hacker' to Get Film Adaptation (Exclusive)
Ted Dekker's book Hacker will be adapted into a film, with Luke Jaden and Cort Johns co-writing the script and co-directing.
Jaden and Johns will produce the film under their Troika banner along with Phil Wurtzel, who will produce via his Friel Films.
Dekker's book, which hit shelves in June 2014, centers on a 17-year-old genius hacker named Nyah Parks. She makes a living by cracking the firewalls of the world's largest corporations. But when the biggest job of her life goes wrong, she's plunged into a desperate situation with only one way out: one last hack that will either save her or kill her.
“I’m excited to tell this story which features a strong female lead, and I could not be more honored that Ted chose me to tell his story in the visual medium," says Jaden.
Jaden and Johns wrote and directed Wolf Who Cried Boy, which stars Barkhad Abdi and is now in post. Jaden is repped by Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.
Dekker is a New York Times' best-selling author whose Outlaw Chronicles include Hacker, the 2013 novel Outlaw and the 2014 books Water Walker and Eyes Wide Open. He is repped by Creative Trust and manager Bill Vanderbush.