In response to Selection, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon shall be creating an adaptation of The Fortress of Solitude at Amazon Studios. With tasks akin to Me and Earl and the Dying Woman and Benedict Cumberbatch’s The Present Struggle, Gomez-Rejon will direct the challenge based mostly on Jonathan Lethem’s New York Occasions best-selling novel. The Fortress of Solitude tells the story of two pals coming of age in Seventies Brooklyn.
Lethem, who shall be government producing, can also be the writer of twelve novels, together with "As She Climbed Throughout the Desk" and "Persistent Metropolis." His fifth launch, "Motherless Brooklyn," received the Nationwide Guide Critic’s Circle Award, and was tailored into a movie directed by Edward Norton. His most up-to-date ebook, "The Arrest," was printed final yr. Moreover, he's the winner of the World Fantasy Award, the Berlin Prize, and the MacArthur Fellows Program.
Gomez-Rejon has labored for Amazon earlier than, as he directed the pilot of Hunters and serves as an government producer on the sequence, which is at the moment capturing its second season. He's additionally creating Large, a sequence adaptation of Edna Ferber’s novel which was additionally tailored into the long-lasting 1956 movie starring James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, and Rock Hudson.
The Fortress of Solitude doesn’t but have a launch date.
Right here's the synopsis for The Fortress of Solitude:
“The Fortress of Solitude” is the story of two pals, Dylan Ebdus and Mingus Impolite, who come of age in Seventies Brooklyn. After receiving a magic ring with the directive to struggle evil, Dylan and Mingus forge an indelible bond. However because the years cross, their experiences and alternatives develop more and more disparate. There are issues even a magic ring can’t resolve: Dylan is white, and Mingus is Black, and in America, that makes a world of distinction.
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