Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Mark Bowden, the author of BLACK HAWK DOWN and KILLING PABLO, is one busy guy. He's currently working on the feature adaptation of his novel KILLING PABLO, the untitled Doug Liman/Jake Gyllenhaal space movie I mentioned yesterday, and the Gerard Butler action remake ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. Additionally, producer Scott Rudin is turning Bowden's Iran hostage crisis book GHOSTS OF THE AYATOLLAH into a feature and Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced Bowden's BLACK HAWK DOWN, has optioned Bowden's Atlantic Monthly article JIHADISTS IN PARADISE, centered around the manhunt for Islamic terrorists in the Philippines, for the big screen. Bowden will adapt both of those books for the big screen.

And now, Bowden has just been signed to adapt Hampton Sides upcoming book I AM A MAN, revolving around the assassination of Martin Luther King and the hunt for killer James Earl Ray. Scott Stuber, who recently produced THE KINGDOM, is mounting the production for Universal pictures.

Bowden's Final Draft software will be getting a work out.

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