Heads Up: Ben Aaronovitch’s series has been optioned

June 25, 2013 Heads Up 0 Comments

Heads Up: Ben Aaronovitch’s series has been optioned

Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London series has been optioned by a group called Feel Films. These are the same guys who are adapting Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell for the BBC.

This is a contract basically where Feel Films has the exclusive right to purchase the rights to the series if they want to. These agreements have a lifespan and if the usual screenplay writing, finding financial backer, sourcing of actors etc doesn’t take place within that time frame, they need to negotiate a new contract or Aaronovitch is free to shop around.

The press release is here.

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