Ancient demons unleashed because of global warming? Man, we really need to “clean-up” our act. Otherworld, based on a 15 page treatment, is about to hit the big screen. Kopelson Entertainment along with partner Arnold and Anne Kopelson have paid six figures for the screen rights to the upcoming Michael Scott Novel, who by the way is writing the screenplay. The Novel is based on ancient demons unleashed by global warming in a contemporary fantasy setting.
According to variety.com, deal is the latest in a string of material purchases that the Kopelsons have made since they aligned with the Equus Media Development Fund. The arrangement allows them to buy projects they like, without getting an OK by a studio. When Scott's manager came with the 15-page book treatment, they made a preemptive deal and will seek a studio once they have a screenplay.
Scott's novel The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel was optioned by New Line in November.