‘Just Another Week in Suburbia’ optioned for TV
Melbourne-based writer Les Zig’s literary novel Just Another Week in Suburbia (Pantera) has been optioned for film by Australian production company Truce Films.
Zig signed the deal last month with Truce’s head of development Jim Wright and head of production Michael Ciccione. Pantera Press director Martin Green and rights manager Katy McEwan pitched the book to Ciccione at last year’s Books at MIFF (BaM) event, run by Melbourne International Film Festival’s 37º South Market.
‘We are very excited to have the chance to work with Les and Pantera to explore the TV series potential of Just Another Week in Suburbia,’ said Wright. ‘From the moment we heard the title we had a feeling there might be a little slice of magic there that would connect with a modern audience!’
Zig said he was ‘ecstatic’ about the news. ‘I think most authors would be excited to see their books realised on the screen, so I’m thrilled my book is getting that chance,’ said Zig, who has another novel, August Falling, due in September with Pantera.
Based in Melbourne and Sydney, Truce Films develops commercials, feature film and television projects. Other titles currently under option by Truce include Clint Greagan’s memoir Reservoir Dad (Bantam), Matt Zurbo’s YA novel Idiot Pride (Penguin) and Heather Wilson’s second feature screenplay Another Time.