Canal+'s Studiocanal launches literary adaptation label

StudioCanal is pushing further into film adaptations of TV and literary IP.

The Canal+-owned company has launched Studiocanal Stories, two years after launching a division dedicated to literary adaptations. Management will be announced „very soon”.

Details about the new unit are scant, but StudioCanal pointed to data showing that 42% of the top 100 US box office hits in 2023 were literary adaptations, and that in France, TV and film adaptations of literary works increased by nearly 30% between 2015 and 2015. 2021.

StudioCanel is no stranger to the adaptation business, of course, with two upcoming Cannes Official Competition selections – Gilles Lelouch Beating hearts and Michel Hazanavicius The most precious of goods Both are based on literature.

And again it has adapted a number of major literary IPs, including the BBC series World War And Ridley RoadA Harlan Cobain novel Stranger, new, unacquainted and included images Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy And A boy called Christmas. Most importantly, growth Paddington The film franchise is known from books about the iconic bear character.

StudioChannel is currently processing the options Miffy, which is based on Dick Bruna's preschool books; TV series Plays well, based on the book by JP Delaney; and feature How to stop timeIt was originally from author Matt Haig.

Internationally, Universal International Studios, Banijay and All3Media have been pushing heavily into literary adaptations in recent weeks, with agents reporting a hot market for thriller novels.

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