Post-Apocalyptic Novel 'Dog Stars' Picked Up by Constantin

The Dogs Stars Cover - P 2012
<p>The Dogs Stars Cover - P 2012</p>
Debut novel from journalist Peter Heller made best-seller and best book lists.

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.

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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.