'Unwind' Adaptation Lands at Constantin Film

Neal Shusterman's sci-fi novel takes place in a world where unwanted children are forced to have their organs transplanted into different donors.
Constantin Film acquires the rights to Neal Shusterman's Unwind
Constantin Film acquires the rights to Neal Shusterman's Unwind
Constantin Film has acquired the rights to Unwind, the 2007 best-selling sci-fi novel by Neal Shusterman. The story is set in a world where parents can choose to have their children "unwound," a process where their vital organs are removed and donated to others. Take a look at the official rundown from publisher Simon & Schuster.

"In a society where unwanted teens are salvaged for their body parts, three runaways fight the system that would "unwind" them

Connor's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance. If they can survive until their eighteenth birthday, they can't be harmed -- but when every piece of them, from their hands to their hearts, are wanted by a world gone mad, eighteen seems far, far away.

In Unwind, Boston Globe/Horn Book Award winner Neal Shusterman challenges readers' ideas about life -- not just where life begins, and where it ends, but what it truly means to be alive."


Constantin co-president Robert Kulzer will produce the adaptation with Marc Benardout, Catherine Kimmell, Julian Stone, and Charlotte Stoudt. No screenwriter or director has been attached yet.

Unwind comes to theaters in 2014.



Sources: Variety

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Comments (6)

  1. Roman Maximov

    Movie news in 2013 kinonovinki1.blogspot.ru

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  2. Melody Newton

    i actually read this book. its extremely disturbing, involving kids raised as "tithes", meant to be unwound the moment they turn thirteen. this world completely accepts unwinding as a normal part of life, and it's used to, in essence, kill kids that step even slightly out of line, and parents dont have to justify the legal murder of their own child. its sick, and its also something that makes the book as good as it is. toward the end of the book, the main characters are sent to a harvest camp, where the unwindings take place, and you read a scene that takes you through the chilling process of unwinding, taking a person apart piece by piece as theyre conscious, watching the entire process take place, unable to feel anything or even move. theyre alive to the very last moment, nothing but a consciousness in fragments of brain as a surgeon finishes taking them apart. oh, and heres for you, skywise: they fight like hell until they get out of the harvest camp, taking plenty of sick minded idiots down in the process. by the way, i think you mean"accept their fate". next time, know what youre talking about before you start talking.

    1 year agoby @Melody-NewtonFlag

  3. Faceless Commenter

    More sacrifice porn. I'd rather watch emo vampires.

    1 year agoby @Faceless-CommenterFlag

  4. skywise

    @JamesBond1964 well, you just took the words right out of my mouth.

    Of course those kids eventualy excpet their fate instead of fighting back or whatever...which just sounds pretentious to me.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  5. James Bond 1964

    Never Let Me Go, f*ckheads!!!

    1 year agoby @JamesBond1964Flag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    If only this could he done to some teens out there

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag