Is another Nelson DeMille novel close to being made into a movie?

In his latest newsletter, posted after Thanksgiving, bestselling author Nelson DeMille gave a quick movie update. Apparently, Sony has interest in putting John Corey on the big (or small, as a television series?) screen!

Here’s an except from the newsletter that talks about the potential movie news. To read the rest of what Nelson had to say, click here.

Some good news: Sony-TV seems to be moving ahead on making the John Corey novels into a series. We’ve been here before, but this seems real – or as real as anything can be in Hollywood. More on this when I hear.

My son Alex’s screenplay of my novel Spencerville is finished and being sent around to movie studios and producers. Ben Affleck was once interested in playing the lead role of Keith Landry, so Ben, if you’re reading this, have your people call my people. And for those of you who have read Spencerville, let me know if you think Ben is right for the role. The female protagonist is named Annie Prentis, a woman who is married to Spencerville’s police chief, a psychopath named Cliff Baxter. Keith and Annie were high school sweethearts and college lovers, and Keith has recently returned from the Army and he wants Annie back. Cliff wants Keith dead.

I for one, would love to see Corey on the big screen. I find him to be a refreshing, fun, smart-mouthed protagonist that  embodies the exact opposite traits of political correctness. More than that, DeMille is a fantastic author, one of the godfathers of the genre, and has already had great success (The Generals Daughter) turning his novels into films.

So what do you think, would you like to see John Corey on the big screen? Him the comment section below and let me know what you think!

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  1. The only problem with these books is that they are too close to real life events, and possibilities .

  2. The absolute best actor would have been Bruce Willis. You need someone with a quick wit, great smirk, defiant attitude, and intelligence to play the part. Don’t think Affleck would be the best choice.

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