Rights Available! Fantasy Book Series Backed by George R.R. Martin Up for Grabs

Candice Millard's 'Hero of the Empire,' along with Richard Dent's 'Myopia,' are both ripe for optioning.
'Hero of the Empire' by Candice Millard

Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard (Random House)
Agency: WME

Winston Churchill, action hero. Before he was the portly cigar-chomping prime minister of England during World War II, he pulled off a daring prison escape during the Boer War, crossing through enemy territory with just a little cash and a chocolate bar.

Myopia by Richard Dent (Dynamite Entertainment)
Agency: Paradigm

A successful Kickstarter campaign backed by George R.R. Martin and Margaret Atwood helped Dent's steampunk-inspired series land at Dynamite. The story follows a man who, armed with special lenses that make him nearly invisible, sets out to save the world.

This story first appeared in the Oct. 14 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.