Hollywood gets a lot of flak for being completely unoriginal at times. Just take a look at the endless list of sequels and remakes that will be assaulting a big screen near you in 3D soon. But Hollywood doesn’t get enough credit either for how quickly it can pick up a new idea or two. No matter how tasteless it might be.
It’s only been a couple of months since the tragedy that struck Boston and its iconic marathon played out, and as usual, book deals were struck after the bombing. One book in particular by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge, in which they chronicle the aftermath of the event and how waves of police officers were thrown into the city in order to find the culprits, is now in the crosshairs of Hollywood.
Boston Strong has been optioned as an adaptation for the big screen, with Eric “The Fighter” Johnson teaming up with his pugilist co-writer Paul Tamasy to work on the project according to Deadline. The real kicker though, is that the book isn’t even out yet. In fact, it’ll only be hitting book shelves next year.
Still, early days for the project. It’s an interesting, if horrific tale to tell, and it’ll be interesting to see how it’s spun on the big screen, seeing as the massive manhunt ended in a gun battle that saw 50% of the suspects gunned down dead.
Last Updated: July 9, 2013