the ‘Silk Road’
OCTOBER 16TH, 2013 - 4:19 PM
In 2014, Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment is bringing Dennis Lehane’s debut feature as a screenwriter to the big-screen with the film Animal Rescue. However, Lehane’s written word isn’t a stranger to the cinemas, as adaptations of his novels have gone on to become huge commercial and critical successes. The word was introduced to the directing-side of Ben Affleck through an adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s Gone Baby Gone. Affleck also directed the adaptation of Lehane’s Live By Night. Clint Eastwood and Martin Scorsese have also brought Lehane to the big screen with Mystic River and Shutter Island, respectively, and the novelist has penned episodes for two acclaimed HBO Original Series, The Wire and Boardwalk Empire.
The article that is going to serve as the basis for Silk Road is going to be written by Joshua Davis for his company Epic, which has a first-look deal with Fox to produce films adapted from articles the company publishes. Josh Bearman, Davis’s partner at Epic, wrote the article that went on to become Ben Affleck’s Argo. While producers haven’t released an official synopsis, the story will most-likely center around the Dread Pirate Roberts – that’s right, from The Princess Bride.