Constantin Film has acquired the rights to Lee Goldberg’s script The Walk, which he adapted from his bestselling thriller.
In The Walk, after an apocalyptic earthquake, a studio exec is making his way by foot from downtown LA to the San Fernando Valley to find his family and has to reluctantly team up with an unusual traveler going the same direction. Yet nothing is at is seems and the walk proves to be full of unexpected traps and challenges.
Lee Goldberg is the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of over 40 novels, including Lost Hills, True Fiction, and five „Fox & O’Hare“ novels (with Janet Evanovich), selling nearly two million copies worldwide. His many television credits include showrunning the CBS series Diagnosis Murder and Martial Law, writing multiple episodes of the USA Network series Monk, and co-creating Mystery 101, Hallmark’s current smash hit series of TV movies.
Robert Kulzer of Constantin Film is producing The Walk with Monella Kaplan of eMotion Entertainment. Constantin’s Alex Westmore and Colin Scully are the creative executives handling the project. Nick Hanks, Constantin’s Senior EVP of Business & Legal Affairs and Operations negotiated the deal on Constantin’s behalf. Robert Kulzer adds: “Lee’s adaptation of his own novel is a brilliant exploration of the human condition by using the ‘Big One’ as a backdrop to create unforgettable moments of hair-raising tragicomedy.”
Constantin Film is best known for the Resident Evil franchise, with six movies released that generated over 1.2 billion dollars at the box-office. A reboot of the series, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is set to be released on November 24, 2021. Other credits include Black Beauty at Disney+ and Monster Hunter which is currently still in theaters around the globe.
eMotion Entertainment and Kaplan’s previous feature credits include See You Soon with Liam McIntyre and Harvey Keitel. Kaplan is currently casting the action-comedy Verona Spies with director Frank Coraci and the drama 88 Keys, with Peter Webber attached to direct.
Lee Goldberg is repped by Mitchel Stein and The Stein Agency for TV and Film rights and by Amy Tannenbaum of the Jane Rotrosen Agency for Publishing rights.