Fox Hires 'Hercules' Writer For 'Seven Wonders'

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20th Century Fox has tapped Evan Spiliotopoulos, the man who wrote the upcoming summer blockbuster Hercules, to adapt the novel "Seven Wonders" for the big screen. According to THR, Spiliotopoulos will write the tale of a man who adventures to the world's seven wonders trying to piece together the mystery surrounding the murder of his reclusive, mathematician brother.

It would appear Herclues director Brett Ratner took a liking to Spiliotopoulos while working on the Dwayne Johnson sword and sandal epic. Ratner is producing the film with his RatPac Entertainment shingle, along with Flynn Picture Company. The latter company is the one that came up with the concept for the book, which is set to hit stands this September and is being written by Ben Mezrich.

Spiliotopoulos's other credits include the planned sequel to Wanted, and a bunch of those straight-to-video Disney sequels. No word yet on who will direct or star in the feature.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

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