Amblin to Adapt Sci-Fi Novel 'The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August"

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Amblin Partners has acquired feature film rights to The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, the sci fi novel written by Claire North, which won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel and was nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.

A man repeatedly born into the same life, who remembers all his past experiences, seeks to save the world by outmaneuvering a similarly gifted rival who’s willing to make any sacrifice to attain a godlike knowledge.

Wes Ball (director of The Maze Runner franchise) will direct. Melissa Iqbal (Humans, The Nevers) has adapted the novel for the big screen. Academy Award nominees Pete Czernin and Graham Broadbent (Emma, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) of Blueprint Pictures, which originally optioned and developed the project, and Joe Hartwick Jr (Jumper, The Maze Runner) of Oddball Entertainment will produce.

Jeb Brody, Amblin Partners’ President of Production, and Andrew Calof, VP of Creative Affairs, will oversee for the studio.

Melissa Iqbal is represented by Casarotto Ramsay and Associates Ltd.

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