AMC Developing ‘Terror’ Drama Produced
By Scott Free, TV 360 & Alexandra Milchan
By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Wednesday February 13, 2013 @ 11:50am PSTTags: AMC, Big Deals TV, The Terror
EXCLUSIVE: AMC has put in development The Terror, a drama series adaptation of the 2007 bestselling novel by Dan Simmons, which is being executive produced by Scott Free TV, Television 360 and feature producer Alexandra Milchan. Written by hot feature writer David Kajganich, The Terror is set in 1847 when the crew of a Royal Naval expedition to find the Arctic’s treacherous Northwest Passage discovers instead a monstrous predator – a cunning and vicious Gothic horror that stalks the ships in a desperate game of survival, the consequences of which could endanger the region and its native people forever. Kajganich executive produces with Scott Free’s David Zucker and Ridley Scott, TV 360′s Scott Lambert and Meghan Lyvers, Milchan and Simmons. The project keeps AMC in the genre space where it has enjoyed a tremendous success with The Walking Dead.
On the feature side Kajganich is writing another book adaptation, The Stand, based on Stephen King’s novel, for Warner Brothers, Mosaic and Roy Lee. He wrote True Story for New Regency and Plan B, which is shooting next month starring James Franco and Jonah Hill; and A Bigger Splash, an adaptation of the French film La Piscine, which is shooting later this year with Scott Free producing and Luca Guadagnino directing. Kajganich is repped by UTA and Madhouse. Milchan serves as EVP of production for New Regency, which she rejoined in 2011. As an independent producer, her credits include Paranoia and The Wolf Of Wall Street. Television 360, the TV arm of Management 360, is behind two series, HBO’s Game Of Thrones and Bravo’s It’s A Brad, Brad World. Under Lyvers, who runs TV 360, the unit has ramped up TV development, selling five scripts to the broadcast networks this season, one of which, NBC drama I Am Victor, was picked up to pilot. On the cable side, TV 360 has The Oath by Mark Heyman in development at Showtime. Scott Free has a growing TV slate. In addition to the CBS series The Good Wife, the company is producing the Showtime pilot Vatican, directed by Ridley Scott; Discovery Channel’s first scripted miniseries Klondike, starring Chris Cooper; Nat Geo’s upcoming Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy films; non-fiction series Crimes Of The Century, which was recently acquired by CNN; limited series World Without End for Reelz, a followup to Pillars Of The Earth; and recent A&E miniseries Coma. Simmons’ new novel, The Abominable, will be published by Little, Brown in the fall 2013.
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by DAN SIMMONS
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“It's 1925, and the desire to summit Mt. Everest has reached a fever-pitch after the disappearance of George Mallory the year before. Three young friends, eager to take their shot at the top, accept funding from a grieving mother whose son fell to his death on Mallory's expedition. But she refuses to believe he's dead, and she wants them to bring him back alive…A bone-chilling and exquisitely researched story of historical high-climbing suspense, THE ABOMINABLE is Dan Simmons at his best, and it will thrill the many readers who made The Terror a bestseller.” --
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“CARRION COMFORT is one of the three greatest horror novels of the 20th century. Simple as that.” --Stephen King
"One of the few major reinventions of the vampire concept, on a par with Jack Finney’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend, and Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot. --David Morrell
SUMMER OF NIGHT
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books.
This masterfully crafted horror classic, featuring a brand-new introduction by Dan Simmons, will bring you to the edge of your seat, hair standing on end and blood freezing in your veins
“Impressive...combines beautiful writing and suspense into a book for which Dan Simmons deserves the bestseller status of King and Koontz.” —Denver Post
CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
An evil legacy comes to life in this classic and ultimately human novel about believable vampires, featuring a brand-new introduction by Dan Simmons. Children of the Night will take you to a place that no one knows—yet all of us fear.
“A mesmerizing tour through the ghostly, gray tatters of Romania.” –Publishers Weekly
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It’s the summer of 1942 and FBI agent Joe Lucas has come to Cuba at the behest of the Director to keep an eye on Ernest Hemingway in the Caribbean. Lucas thinks of it as a demotion-a babysitting job for a famous writer who has decided to play spy, assembling a team of misfits including an American millionaire, a twelve-year-old Cuban orphan, a Spanish jai alai champion and more in a would-be espionage ring Hemingway dubs the “Crook Factory.”
“Delightfully spry. The plot quickly evolves into a real page-turning espionage story, complete with corrupt police officials, double agents, secret codes, and multiple murders. Fun reading for both Hemingway aficionados and spy novel enthusiasts.” — Library Journal
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The Guiding Nose of Ulfänt Banderōz
“… a hugely engrossing novella filled with marvels, bizarre encounters, and an array of astonishing creatures—the pelgranes, daihaks, and assorted elementals of Jack Vance’s boundless imagination. Written with wit, fidelity, and grace, and rooted in its author’s obvious affection for his source material, The Guiding Nose of Ulfänt Banderoz is something special, a collaborative gem in which the talents and sensibilities of two master storytellers come powerfully—and seamlessly—together.” –
Dust jacket and full color endsheets by John Picacio
“First published in 1989, Dan Simmons’s Hugo Award-winning Hyperion is one of the undisputed classics of modern science fiction. The opening movement of a hugely ambitious multi-volume epic, it is both a masterpiece of pure storytelling and a visionary meditation on the future development of the human race.” --
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HYPERION voted #4 on Locus Magazine’s list of top 20th c. SF novels.
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THE FALL OF HYPERION
“The Fall of Hyperion is both a grand, superbly written adventure and a work of great intellectual rigor…Like its predecessor, and like the two Endymion novels which would follow, The Fall of Hyperion delights, amazes, and enriches its readers at every turn. It is, and will remain, one of a major American writer’s most remarkable achievements.” –
“First published in 1993, Lovedeath remains one of Dan Simmons’s most significant accomplishments. In five stories—four novellas and an amazing short novel —Simmons explores the intertwined themes of love and death with wit, intelligence, and grace—and from an astonishing variety of perspectives…“The Great Lover” is, beyond doubt, one of Dan Simmons’s greatest creations. It is also one of the finest fictional portraits of the First World War ever put on paper, and it brings this masterful collection to a resonant, unforgettable conclusion.”—
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Publishers Weekly Starred Review of Phases of Gravity (August 8, 2011)
Phases of Gravity
Dan Simmons. Subterranean (www.subterraneanpress.com), $25 (312p) ISBN 978-1-59606-476-4
Hugo winner Simmons (Black Hills) shifts away from genre literature in this quiet masterpiece, first published in 1989. Richard Baedecker, a divorced former astronaut who walked on the moon, has hit a professional and personal low by the late ’80s. He still mourns the Challenger disaster, hates his mediocre civilian job, and can’t connect with his grown son. When he visits his son in India, Baedecker falls in love with his son’s friend Maggie, who shows him around the country and later meets him while climbing a mountain in Colorado. His travels, which take him to his Illinois birthplace and a colleague’s funeral in rural Oregon, are interspersed with flashbacks to his days at NASA, and Simmons switches perspective with a deft touch, keeping the reader off guard without ever undercutting his narrative. Fans of Simmons’s science fiction might be surprised to find him writing a mainstream novel informed by spiritualism and a hint of magic, but the story is still as good as anything Simmons has delivered. (Jan. 2012)
Reviewed on: 08/05/2011
Dan's Promotional Video for BLACK HILLS
Dan was asked by Borders Online to do a promotional video discussing his new book BLACK HILLS, to be released from Reagan Arthur Books, an imprint of Little, Brown, on Feb. 24, 2010. Versions of the 7-minute video will also appear on other sites.
The video was produced by videographers Jane Simmons and Robin Truesdale. Please click on the following link to see the BLACK HILLS promotional video:
Video Promo for BLACK HILLS