Movies: Windfall; Dragon Rider

Actress and bestselling author Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life) has optioned the novel Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith and will adapt the book into a feature-length screenplay for her production company, Good Game Productions. Deadline reported that Graham previously "adapted the novel The Royal We for CBS Films, for which she is also producing, and she adapted her first novel Someday, Someday Maybe for the CW in 2014. She also is developing Wedding for One, which she wrote with Jennie Snyder Urman, for Lakeshore Entertainment." Last year, Graham released her second book, Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between).


Production has begun on Constantin Film's animated feature Dragon Rider, based on the bestselling children's fantasy novel by Cornelia Funke. Animation director Tomer Eshed is bringing the world of Firedrake the silver dragon to life with teams from Cyborn and Rise FX South Studios. The screenplay was written by Johnny Smith, with input from Tomer Eshed. Dragon Rider is produced by Martin Moszkowicz and Oliver Berben. It is a German-Belgian coproduction. Constantin Film distributes in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with world sales are handled by Ralph Kamp's Timeless Film.

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