Harlan Coben Movie Deals

Missing You   Six Years   Tell No One

So far, only one film has been made of  Harlan Coben’s best selling novels, the 2006 French film, Ne le dis à personne, and it was not released to U.S. theaters (several libraries own the DVD). [UPDATE: We stand corrected. As one of the comments points out, the film was shown in 112 U.S. theaters].That seems odd, since, as the Washington Post characterizes  the writer, he is the “master” of a film-worthy type of story, “a life suddenly unraveling, the past summoned back into a swiftly shifting present, secrets peeling back to reveal more secrets.”

Hollywood seems to have caught on. Three of Coban’s books now in various stages of development.

His latest thriller, one of his many standalones, Missing You, (RH/Dutton; Brilliance Audio; Thorndike) releasing today, was just picked up for adaptation by Warner Bros., according to Deadline.

The plot involves an internet dating site. Booklist says, “Coben never met a technological device he couldn’t turn into a riveting plot element … Coben’s meticulous plotting and his incorporation of the technology are first-rate. His characterization and dialogue? Not so much.”

In the pipeline are two other standalones. One is an English-language version of Tell No One, currently being scripted at Universal. The second, Six Years, published last year, is being produced at Paramount, with Hugh Jackman set to star.

2 Responses to “Harlan Coben Movie Deals”

  1. Stephen Sposato Says:

    Actually, Tell No One (French version) made $6M in US theaters in 2008. It is a terrific film. http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=tellnoone.htm

  2. Sue Levinsohn Says:

    I am a huge Harlan Coben fan and think these are overdue.
    I am excited for these movies but I really want to see Myron Bolitar on the big screen!!!!
    Sue Levinsohn
    PSA Cuyahoga County Public Library