'The Dog Stars' Find a Home at Constantin Film

The studio will adapt Peter Heller's novel about a pilot, his dog, and his neighbor trying to survive the apocalypse in an airport hangar.

Constantin Film acquires The Dog Stars for a feature adaptation
Constantin Film acquires The Dog Stars for a feature adaptation
Constantin Film has acquired the rights to Peter Heller's novel The Dog Stars, which was published in August by Knopf. Take a look at the book's official description.

"A riveting, powerful novel about a pilot living in a world filled with loss-and what he is willing to risk to rediscover, against all odds, connection, love, and grace.

Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. His wife is gone, his friends are dead, he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and to pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life-something like his old life-exists beyond the airport. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return-not enough fuel to get him home-following the trail of the static-broken voice on the radio. But what he encounters and what he must face-in the people he meets, and in himself-is both better and worse than anything he could have hoped for.

Narrated by a man who is part warrior and part dreamer, a hunter with a great shot and a heart that refuses to harden, The Dog Stars is both savagely funny and achingly sad, a breathtaking story about what it means to be human."

Robert Kulzer and Margo Klewans are producing for Constantin. No screenwriter or director has been attached yet. Constantin is currently in production on another adaptation, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, set for release next August.



Sources: Variety

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  1. the Narrator

    May just be me, but I felt like I was reading a decently original story. There have been dozens of plots where the protagonist is alone or near alone, and I don't think the protagonist hearing someones voice on the radio and doing something about it makes it immediately similar to I Am Legend. I'll wait and see what type of talent this project draws..

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  2. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Felt like I was reading the plot for I Am Legend

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag