Devolution, Max Brooks’ latest book, the author of World War Z, will be adapted to the big screen.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Legendary Entertainment acquired the rights to the book, entitled Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre, which hit the market this week.
This thriller is described as a “narrative that mixes survival, a bloody horror tale and a scientific journey between the limits of truth and fiction.” The story is based on Kate Holland’s diary, recovered from the bloody wreckage of a volcanic eruption in the ecological city of Mt. Rainier, which was plagued by ferocious creatures known as Sasquatch.
Originally, Devolution would be adapted into a television series with Jack Bender and David Leslie Johnson leading the project, along with Brooks. However, the author decided to take the idea to book format.
Brooks is known for writing World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, which later gave rise to the film starring Brad Pitt in 2013. A sequel to the film was in development, but production stopped last year due to problems of budget.
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