The Reviver Raises the Dead for Legendary Pictures
The production company behind Godzilla, Pacific Rim and The Seventh Son, Legendary Pictures, has purchased the film rights to Seth Patrick‘s supernatural thriller Reviver, the first novel in a three-book series scheduled to launch in May 2013, Variety reports.
The story "follows Jonah Miller, one of the world’s most gifted revivers, a term for those who can make contact with the dead and bring them back for a short period of time to say goodbye to loved ones or, more importantly, to tell the police who killed them. While reviving the victim of a brutal murder, Jonah discovers that a sinister presence is watching from the other side. When he starts to investigate, what he uncovers threatens everything he knows.”
Legendary will produce Reviver, while Brendan Deneen will exec produce for Macmillan Films. Jillian Zaks and Alex Hedlund will oversee for Legendary.
A successful computer games developer who works for Sega and lives in West Sussex, Patrick is making his debut as a novelist with Reviver.
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