Brandon Cronenberg To Adapt JG Ballard Novel ‘Super-Cannes’ As Series – Deadline

Brandon Cronenberg (Possessor) has been set to adapt and direct a restricted sequence primarily based on JG Ballard’s novel Super-Cannes.

Gub Neal’s (The Fall) Ringside Studios, French media firm and distributor Newen, and Andy Starke (Free Hearth) of Anti-Worlds Movie & Tv have optioned the rights and can produce.

Tremendous-Cannes, first printed in 2000, is about in an ultra-modern excessive tech enterprise park within the hills above Cannes, the place a worldwide elite has gathered to type a closed, uber-capitalist, and high-tech group. A spot of luxurious houses, personal docs, and personal safety, this enclave hides an underworld of crime, sexual perversion, insanity and manipulation that’s quickly spiralling uncontrolled.

The novel has attracted display screen consideration for a while however this might be the primary adaptation to get out of the blocks.

Ballard, one in every of Britain’s most acclaimed latest writers, is thought for novels together with The Drowned World, Crash, Excessive-Rise and Empire Of The Solar. Jeremy Thomas and David Cronenberg famously teamed up on a characteristic model of Crash, whereas Steven Spielberg tailored Empire Of The Solar in 1987, garnering six Oscar nominations. The writer handed away in 2009.

Neal mentioned: “We’re delighted to be concerned with Brandon and Andy in adapting such an iconic piece of labor. The supply materials is so wealthy and the characters so vivid that we’re assured it is going to be an interesting challenge for each expertise and patrons.”

Cronenberg added: “Tremendous-Cannes was an extremely prescient novel that’s extra related now than ever — a heady mix of slicing politics and deviant psychology, constructed round a deeply satisfying detective story. I’m thrilled to get the chance to adapt it, and to be engaged on the sequence with Anti-Worlds and Ringside.”

Starke commented: “Tremendous-Cannes is one in every of my favorite novels – an exciting story that holds a darkish mirror to up to date society and morality  – within the arms of Brandon Cronenberg it is going to be an unimaginable piece of tv”

Ballard’s property is represented by UK company Casarotto Ramsay & Associates.

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