The cinematic adaptation of Dean Koontz’s “Odd Thomas,” which was directed by Stephen Sommers (the “Mummy” franchise, “Van Helsing,” “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”), will be making its way to the U.S. in the first quarter of 2014. According to a Sept. 24 press release email, Image Entertainment’s Chief Acquisition Officer Bill Bromiley announced that the studio has picked up the distribution rights.
“Director Stephen Sommers’ spectacular style and extraordinary vision translates so well to the big screen for this material,” said Bromiley. “We are proud to distribute the film and introduce the magical world of ‘Odd Thomas’ to a wider audience.”
“‘Odd Thomas’ (Yelchin) tells the story of a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities. Maybe he has a gift, maybe it’s a curse. Odd has never been sure, but he tries to do his best by the silent souls who seek him out. Sometimes they want justice and he finds himself helping police solve a crime. Occasionally, they prevent one.
One day, however, a mysterious man comes to town with a filing cabinet stuffed with information on the world’s worst killers and a pack of hyena-like shades that follow him wherever he goes. Who the man is and what he wants, not even Odd’s deceased informants can tell him. What happens next is a mysterious battle between light and darkness.”
“Odd Thomas” is the first in a series of seven novels written by Koontz, six of which have been published and have sold over 20 million copies worldwide.