UK TV outfit Little Island Productions (Patrick Melrose) has acquired TV rights to T. C. Farren’s well-received sci-fi thriller novel The Book of Malachi, we will reveal.
The story follows Malachi, a mute thirty-year-old man who receives a rare job provide. In trade for six months as a warden on a top-secret organ-farming mission, Raizier Pharmaceuticals will graft him a brand new tongue. Malachi finds himself on an oil rig amongst warlords and mass murderers however the e book ponders whether or not the prisoner-donors deserve their destiny.
Little Island picked up the rights from Louisa Minghella at Blake Friedmann Literary Agency. Titan beforehand acquired world English-language rights excluding South Africa from Blake Friedmann and is publishing within the UK, U.S. and remainder of world this week. Kwela revealed in South Africa in 2019.
Helen Flint’s Patrick Melrose and Summer Of Rockets agency Little Island is at the moment in manufacturing on big-canvas fantasy journey collection The Wheel Of Time, which is co-produced with Sony for Amazon.
Suzan Harrison (The Dresser) serves as Little Island’s Head of Development, and Development Executive is Bryony Cunningham (Patrick Melrose). Producer Harrison mentioned: “The Book of Malachi is an intense and superbly written story that explores themes of race, incapacity, and sexuality. T.C Farren has created a rare world, and we’re thrilled to deliver it to the display.”
South African novelist and screenwriter T.C. Farren commented: “People who learn the e book usually say they’ve simply watched a film. I felt the identical manner writing it. It is fantastic that Little Island Productions are going to make this materialise.”