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Joe Hill’s still unpublished The Fireman picked up by FOX

January 13th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Fox has acquired rights to Joe Hill’s forthcoming novel The Fireman, which is to be published by Gollancz in hardback on the 7th June 2016.

Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans, Now You See Me) is said to be down to direct it. Temple Hill partners Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen (the Twilight saga, The Maze Runner, The Fault in our Stars) are said to be producing the film.

With the epic scope of The Passage and the emotional impact of The Road, The Fireman is a gripping end-of-the-world thriller. Set in a world overtaken by an incurable runaway pathogen that causes death by spontaneous combustion, the story follows school nurse Harper, who is determined to live long enough to deliver her baby. But when all it takes is a spark to start a deadly blaze, she’s going to need some help from the mysterious fireman.

We’re big fans of Hill here and always look forward to seeing more of his work, so this has our vote already.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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