FremantleMedia North America announced today that it has secured the rights to the critically acclaimed gothic fantasy book series “Gormenghast.” The series from author Mervyn Peake has been hailed as one of the great works of 20th century British literature and has been translated into more than 20 languages.
FMNA won the rights to all five books in the series, prevailing over a number of competitors. The company is working on a project with author Neil Gaiman attached, along with Academy Award-winning writer, producer and director Akiva Goldsman, with the two to serve as non-writing executive producers. Academy Award winner Barry Spikings will also executive produce, along with David A. Stern.
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