Image Acquires Dean Kootnz Adaptation, ‘Odd Thomas’

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Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment brand, has acquired all U.S. rights to the thriller Odd Thomas, based on the original, critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling book by Dean Koontz under the same name. Odd Thomas is the first in a series of seven books, six of which have already been released and have sold a total of over 20 million copies worldwide.

The film was written and directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy franchise, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Van Helsing) and stars Anton Yelchin (Star Trek Into Darkness, Fright Night), Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man franchise, Platoon) and Addison Timlin (“Californication”, “Zero Hour”).

“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.

The film was produced by Sommers, John Baldecchi and Howard Kaplan. Budgeted at $30 million dollars, the film uses state of the art visual effects to bring the supernatural elements of the Koontz novels to the big screen.

Image Entertainment is set to release Odd Thomas in Q1 2014.

  • dirtyghettok

    This movie’s not entirely bad, in fact, has a lot of good going for it. But to me it just seems like so much is missing in it.

  • MaddieAvery

    I saw Odd Thomas and LOVED IT! Its an amazing movie. Great acting, great story, cool effects, funny and really pulls at the heartstrings…and you will know from where that comes from once you see it. I know at least 15 other people who saw it and they agree and like it too. I’m so glad that its officially coming out so others can see it. I’ll def check it out again if its in the theaters.