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June 11, 2012

Nick Wechsler Acquires Michael Korytas Forthcoming Novel ‘The Prophet’ for Feature Film Adaptation

Producer Nick Wechsler has acquired The Prophet, the upcoming Michael Koryta novel that will be published in August by Little, Brown & Company. Wechsler has already attached screenwriter Reid Carolin to adapt it.   Carolin and Channing Tatum are partners in Iron Horse Entertainment.  

The Prophet is a tale of two distant brothers in a small Ohio town whose torment over the murder of their sister in their teens is compounded when another teenaged girl is killed. One of the brothers is determined to avenge that killing, even if it means committing murder himself. “We’ve been fans of Michael’s masterful writing for some time, and know that this powerful new novel is perfect for the screen,” Wechsler said. “We were drawn to its themes of family, faith and fear, all set against the backdrop of a gripping serial killer mystery. This story is a perfect mix of thrills, strong characters, and unbreakable bonds.”

Koryta is currently adapting his novel So Cold The River for New Regency, and Chris Columbus acquired Koryta’s novel Cypress House, with Columbus writing the script and directing. Angela Cheng Caplan of Cheng Caplan Company made the deal for David Hale Smith and Richard Pine of InkWell Management. Lawrence Rose is the lawyer.

Charlie Hardie the All-Star

Duane Swierczynski's character Charlie "Unkillable Chuck" Hardie's first outing FUN & GAMES is nominated for a Barry, Shamus, and now, an Anthony award.  I guess Duane had better go to Cleveland for Bouchercon, after all... J

Subject: 2012 Anthony Award Nominations

The End of Everything - Megan Abbott
Hurt Machine - Reed Coleman
The Drop - Michael Connelly
A Trick of the Light - Louise Penny
One Was a Soldier - Julia Spencer-Fleming

Learning to Swim - Sara J. Henry
Nazareth Child - Darrell James
All Cry Chaos - Leonard Rosen
Who Do, Voodoo? - Rochelle Staab
The Informationist - Taylor Stevens
Purgatory Chasm - Steve Ulfelder
Before I Go to Sleep - S.J. Watson

The Company Man - Robert Bennett
Choke Hold - Christa Faust
Buffalo West Wing - Julie Hyzy
Death of the Mantis - Michael Stanley
Fun & Games - Duane Swierczynski
Vienna Twilight - Frank Tallis

"Disarming" - Dana Cameron, EQMM June
"The Case of Death and Honey" - Neil Gaiman, A Study In Sherlock
"Palace by the Lake" - Daryl Wood Gerber, Fish Tales
"Truth and Consequences" - Barb Goffman, Mystery Times Ten
"The Itinerary" - Roberta Isleib, The Rich and The Dead
"Happine$$" - Twist Phelan, The Rich and The Dead

Books, Crooks and Counselors - Leslie Budewitz
Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making - John Curran
On Conan Doyle - Michael Dirda
Detecting Women - Philippa Gates
The Sookie Stackhouse Companion - Charlaine Harris

Congratulations to all the nominees!

A more detailed nominee listing can be found at: