EXCLUSIVE: CBS Films has set the team of Clif Prowse and Derek Lee to direct an adaptation of the Trevor Shane novel Children Of Paranoia. The first book in a bestselling trilogy, Children Of Paranoia tells the story of an innocent young man who comes to learn that the tragic death of his sister is connected to a clandestine, global war that’s been raging for centuries. Bent on revenge, the young man becomes a secret soldier in the battle, assassinating enemy targets from the shadows. Then he falls for a beautiful young woman who causes him to question which side he’s really on — good or evil.
Prowse & Lee have separately just closed a blind deal at Studio 8 to write and direct a film. The duo directed, wrote, and starred in the genre film Afflicted, which CBS Films released after it became a hit at 2013 Toronto’s Midnight Madness section and at Fantastic Fest. Marc Haimes is rewriting the Children of Paranoia script, and it will be produced by Automatik’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Chris Ferguson. Kavanaugh-Jones was exec producer of Afflicted.
The filmmakers are repped by Verve, Grandview, and Skrzyniarz & Mallean. Mark Ross and Alex Ginno are overseeing for CBS Films.