Magazine article Screen International

eOne Acquires TV Rights to 'The Rocks'

Magazine article Screen International

eOne Acquires TV Rights to 'The Rocks'

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The company announced on Wednesday it has acquired television rights to Peter Nichols's novel.

BAFTA-nominated Tom Harper (pictured) will direct The Rocks and Laura Eason is attached to adapt the screenplay. Harper's credits include the War & Peace mini-series and horror feature The Woman In Black 2: Angel Of Death.

The book was published in 2015 and is a love story told in reverse set on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca.

The story starts in the present day with the death of an older married couple who fall from a cliffafter an argument.

It rewinds through time, following the intertwined lives of the couple and their families over the course of 50 years.

The series, developed in the US and the UK, is being spearheaded by eOne's Carolyn Newman and Polly Williams. eOne controls worldwide rights to the series.

"Dark, funny and romantic, with a unique narrative twist, The Rocks grabbed me from the very first page," said Harper. "I'm incredibly excited to bring this story to the screen, and couldn't ask for better collaborators than Laura, 42, Automatik and eOne. …

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