Charlie Hunam Boarding Dog Movie ‘Denali’ in Spyglass Media – Various2 min read
In today’s film’s news roundup, the development of “Denali: A Man a Dog, a Friendship of a Lifetime” has begun, and the stories of six teenagers who survived a year on a desert island and the 1961 Peter Sellers comedy are being republished.
Spyglass Media Group has signed Charlie Hunam to adapt and direct Max Winkler on a movie version of the Ben Moon memoir, “Denali: A Man a Dog, a Friendship of a Lifetime.”
Hunam Bona Fide Productions will be produced by Albert Burger and Ron Yarka. It reunited after collaborating on the boxing drama “Jungleland” for Hannan and Winkler, starring Jack O’Connell and Jessica Burden.
Moon rescued Denali as a mixed-breed puppy in a shelter, and set out on an adventurous journey across the American West until he was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 29. The dog never left him. After Moon recovered, Denali was diagnosed with cancer. Moon made an eight-minute film called “Denali” in 2015 and released a memoir of Penguin Random House earlier this year.
The next star of Apple’s upcoming series “Shantaram” and his credits include “Son of a Monk,” “Gentleman,” and “King Arthur.” Berger and Yarsa teamed up for “Little Miss Sunshine” and were nominated for Best Picture for “Nebraska”. The news was first reported by Deadline.
New Regency has bought the film rights to the story of six boys who have lived for more than a year on a secluded Pacific island.
The production company made the deal after the Guardian published a story on May 9, preceding Rotter Gregman’s book “Mankind” by the Guardian. The British agency The Agency operated the sale.
In 1965, the six teenagers left their boarding school on the Pacific island of Tonga and stole a fishing boat bound for Fiji. A storm destroys their ship, and they are washed ashore. The boys were able to survive for 15 months by eating fish, coconuts and birds before being rescued by an Australian sailor. Six friends remain.
New Regency’s production credits include “Little Women,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Revenant,” and Best Picture winners, “12 Years a Slave,” and “Birdman.” The news was first reported by Deadline.
The film movement has set a June 5 release for Peter Vendor’s comedy “Mr. Topaz through the Virtual Cinema Initiative, which has partnered in more than 300 theaters across North America.”
The film, which was recently recovered from a single 35mm print by the British Film Institute, was simply a vendor-led effort. He portrays a French teacher who was fired after refusing to change the bad grades of a Barnes grandson.
The film movement’s virtual slates include “Hard to Find a Good Woman,” “Sword of the Sword,” “The Wild Goose Lake,” “Donna Flore and Her Two Husbands,” “Zombie Child,” and “Caro Diario.”