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MGM Lands Sci-Fi Novella ‘Snapshot’

Deadline logo Deadline 1/17/2017 Mike Fleming Jr
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EXCLUSIVE: MGM has acquiredSnapshot, a novella by Brandon Sanderson. Broken Road Productions and Entertainment 360 (Office Christmas Party) are producing. The tale is a sci-fi story about a detective assigned to Snapshot Duty. This is where society can create a snapshot of a specific day in time. The experiences people have, the paths they follow — all of them are real again for one day in the snapshot. All for the purposes of investigation by the court. The cop uses it as a way to find where a criminal dumped a weapon or what really happened in a domestic dispute. It’s drudgery, until the day the cop investigates the memory of a call that was never logged, and he makes a horrifying discovery.

Sanderson’s series The Reckoners was recently set up at 20th Century Fox for Shawn Levy’s Fox-based 21 Laps to produce. His books include Mistborn, The Stormlight Archive, and his continuation of Robert Jordan’s Wheel Of Time.

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