Producers in on 'Outlander'

Trio of firms pick up rights to Gil Adamson's novel

Film rights to Gil Adamson's historical novel "The Outlander" have been picked up by Trudie Styler's Xingu Films, Sandra Cunningham's Strada Films and Robin Cass and Anna Stratton's Triptych Media.

Published last year by House of Anansi Press, "Outlander" tells the tale of a 19-year-old woman struggling to survive in the Canadian wilderness while being pursued by her late husband's brothers who are seeking revenge for his murder.

Xingu's most recent feature, "Moon," a sci-fi tale starring Sam Rockwell, was released last month by Sony Pictures Classics. Toronto-based Strada recently produced "Fugitive Pieces" with Serendipity Point Films. Triptych's credits include "Emotional Arithmetic," starring Susan Sarandon and Gabriel Byrne.