I’ve got two pieces of big news today. The first is that my novel THE WALK may soon be coming to a movie theater near you. Constantin Films has picked up my screenplay adaptation of book. Here’s an excerpt from the story in Variety. :
“Resident Evil” producer Constantin Film has acquired the rights to Lee Goldberg’s movie script for thriller “The Walk,” which he adapted from his bestselling novel. Goldberg has served as the showrunner of “Diagnosis Murder” and “Martial Law.”
Robert Kulzer of Constantin Film is producing “The Walk” with Monella Kaplan of eMotion Entertainment. Constantin’s Alex Westmore and Colin Scully are the creative executives handling the project.
Nick Hanks, Constantin’s senior exec VP of business and legal affairs and operations, negotiated the deal on Constantin’s behalf.
Kulzer said: “Lee’s adaptation of his own novel is a brilliant exploration of the human condition by using the ‘Big One’ as a backdrop to create unforgettable moments of hair-raising tragicomedy.”
Constantin is best known for the “Resident Evil” franchise, with six movies released that generated over $1.2 billion at the box office. A reboot of the series, “Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City,” is set to be released on Nov. 24, 2021. Other credits include “Black Beauty” at Disney Plus and “Monster Hunter,” which is still in theaters around the world.
I am so excited and will keep you updated.
In other news, the cover for my next novel GATED PREY, coming out in October, was also released today. Here it is (click on it to see it full size):
5 thoughts on “Walking the Walk”
Congratulations, Lee! Looking forward to it.
That’s great news! Hoping to once again be able to go out and attend a movie.
Hey, congrats! When I originally read The Walk I wondered if it was originally a movie idea you turned into a book. Seems tailor made for the big screen.
Nope, it was a book first. the screenplay came many years later. My novels KING CITY, TRUE FICTION and LOST HILLS began as scripts first, but only so I could get the stories down quick and see if they worked. Then the scripts became detailed outlines for the novels.
Congratulations! I can’t wait to watch the film! I wonder how long it will take for it to be in the theaters…