Deadline reports that Sony has hired Larry Brenner to adapt the 2010 Danielle Trussoni novel Angelology. Brenner made a bit of a name for himself by having his screenplay Bethlehem accepted into last year’s Black List (which lists the best unproduced screenplays floating around Hollywood). Overbook Entertainment, the production company co-owned by husband/wife team Will and Jada Pinkett Smith will co-produce along with Marc Forster‘s company Apparatus. Sony paid $1 million dollars for the rights to the novel in 2009, a year before it was even published.
Angelology follows a 23-year-old nun named Sister Evangeline who uncovers evidence a war between the Society of Angelologists and the Nephilim, a race of human/angel hybrids that occurred a thousand years ago. She teams up with an Angelologist to stop a group of n’er do wells from harnessing the powers of the Nephilim for their own nefarious gains (I just made it sound like a story from the 50′s with that lingo, sorry).
You know what I say to Angelology? Sure, why not. It sounds insane, and I do enjoy a little insanity being injected into the studio system, but at the same time it’s the sort of premise where the screenplay and direction will have to be perfect to be successful. One false move and it becomes hokey nonsense. Sony seems to see something in Brenner though; let’s hope that what they see is talent-oriented and not budget-oriented.
Would you pay money to see Angelology?
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