Magazine article Screen International

Ron Howard's Imagine Options British Novel 'Jack Sparks'

Magazine article Screen International

Ron Howard's Imagine Options British Novel 'Jack Sparks'

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Ron Howard's production outfit Imagine Entertainment has optioned novel The Last Days Of Jack Sparks with a view to adapting it as a feature film.

British author Jason Arnopp has been hired to adapt the screenplay of his own 2016 debut.

The plot follows titular pop culture journalist Jack Sparks who is researching a book on the occult. After sparking a Twitter storm by mocking an exorcism, Sparks is found dead in mysterious circumstances.

Howard commented: "Jack Sparks is a tremendously fascinating, entertaining, and entirely contemporary movie character.

"His journey into the supernatural and his clashes with those forces and with himself are hilarious, disturbing, exciting and surprising as hell. I couldn't put the book down and I believe it will be a blast for audiences to experience the movie version."

It is unclear at this stage whether Howard will direct the film, but a spokesperson for Imagine told Screen that the two-time Oscar-winning director was "very excited" about the project. …

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