Paramount Pictures Acquires True Life War Story
Sarah Cornwell will script Paramount Pictures adaption of Jennifer Percy’s non-fiction book Demon Camp: A Soldier’s Exorcism.
The studio recently acquired the movie rights to Percy’s work.
The story has ties to Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, whose true story was told in the recently released Lone Survivor. The film, which starred Mark Wahlberg as Luttrell, was based on the SEAL’s own book Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10.
Percy’s book zeroes in on Caleb Daniels, a machine gunner who served in Afghanistan and who lost his best friend and seven members of his unit to a helicopter crash. The unit had been attempting to rescue Luttrell and his fellows SEALs.
Percy was drawn to Daniels’ story as he returned to the US and struggled with his loss. He eventually attended a Christain exorcism camp, based in Georgia, that promised deliverance from the demons of war.
Percy, who hails from Oregon, has previously written for The New York Times and The New York Times Magazine. Demon Camp is her first book.
Cornwell is set to write the screenplay. Her debt novel is What I Had Before I Had You, published by HarperCollins, which, according to its description, “is a deeply poignant story that captures the joys and sorrows of groing up and learning to let go.”
Montecito Pictures will produce the big screen adaptation of Demon Camp.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter