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Apple Acquires Jake Gyllenhaal Graphic Novel Adaptation

Apple Studios has acquired the rights to adapt the thriller “Snow Blind,” a thriller based mostly on a graphic novel of the identical identify that can star Jake Gyllenhaal, a person with data of the mission instructed TheWrap.

Gustav Möller (“The Guilty”) will direct the movie based mostly on the story by Ollie Masters and revealed by BOOM! Studios in 2017. Patrick Ness (“A Monster Calls,” “Chaos Walking”) is writing the screenplay.

“Snow Blind” tells the story of a highschool pupil in Alaska whose life is turned the other way up when he posts a photograph of his dad on-line. He quickly thereafter learns that he and his household are within the Witness Protection Program and are actually being hunted by not solely the FBI but in addition a person out for revenge who invades their small city.

Gyllenhaal is producing alongside together with his accomplice at Nine Stories, Riva Marker. BOOM! Studios’ Ross Richie, Stephen Christy and Adam Yoelin are additionally producing. Noah Stahl is govt producing, and Mette Norkjaer is co-producing. The mission was acquired by Apple’s head of worldwide video Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht.

Gyllenhaal was final seen in “Spider-Man: Far From Home” and is a producer on the indie horror movie “Relic” that was simply launched. He’s additionally producing “The Devil All the Time” and “Breaking News in Yuba County,” that are each in post-production.

Apple has been busy of late, having simply launched the Tom Hanks World War II film “Greyhound” after selecting it up from Sony. Apple additionally not too long ago acquired the Will Smith-led “Emancipation” from director Antoine Fuqua, and Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.

Gyllenhaal is represented by WME and Carlos Goodman. BOOM! is represented by UTA and lawyer Matt Saver.

Deadline first reported the information of the mission.

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