Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
The Making Of The West Wing
Subscribe To Empire Today
Save money and get 12 issues for only £25
Go Think Big
Helping young people achieve their career dreams
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
New Into The Woods Images Stalk Online
Chris Pine and co. are feeling musical
Exclusive First Look At Helen Mirren In Eye In The Sky
Gavin Hood's new drone warfare thriller
Margot Robbie Set To Do The Taliban Shuffle
She's in negotiations for Tina Fey's new film
Steve Coogan Heads For Happyish
Replacing Philip Seymour Hoffman in the dark comedy show
Nick Frost Finds The Finger
A new US TV sitcom
Rupert Wyatt’s The Gambler Red Band Trailer Lands Online
John Goodman and Mark Wahlberg fill the swear jar
Nathalie Emmanuel Heads For Maze Runner Sequel
She'll be part of The Scorch Trials
The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death Trailer Materialises
Tom Harper's horror sequel opens its doors to visitors
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
02 September 2014
Ross Katz Will Make The Choice
As the Nicholas Sparks movie machine rumbles ever onwards
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Lucky One (2012)
Empire Star Rating
The Notebook
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

More Nicholas Sparks On The Way
Relativity buys Safe Haven

06 August 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Nicholas Sparks has become something of a brand in himself, pumping out novel after novel filled with romance, heartbreak, hunks and careworn ladies of every stripe, and thanks to some successful movies, Hollywood is eagerly buying up every title he cares to release. The latest to spark interest (pun not intended but sadly unavoidable) is Safe Haven, which Relativity Media and the Twilight producing team have just won in a bidding war.

It’s not too much of a surprise – Relativity and the Temple Hill duo of Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen worked together to bring Dear John to the screen and that, powered by the good looks of Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum, brought in $110 million across the world.

Safe Haven isn’t out in bookshops yet, but apparently follows a young woman who is resistant to forming close ties with anyone thanks to a dark and tragic past. But then a series of events pushes her reluctantly into two relationships and her newly blossoming love must fight for attention with the personal demons she carries with her.

Now, we realise it’s probably too late to change the book’s manuscript, but if they were real, tooth-and-claw demons, we think Sparks would be able to flog even more copies. But that’s just us.

Right now, Warner Bros. has Sparks’ The Lucky One getting set to shoot later in the year and with Zac Efron considering the lead role. Relativity, however, plans to distribute Safe Haven on its own, as soon as a script can be written and a star or two found.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Saw 3D May Not Be The End...
Mrs Jigsaw says Saw 8 could happen
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The 12 Apps Every Film Fan Needs On Their Smartphone
The handheld essentials to enhance your movie life

Empire Meets Jason Bateman And Tina Fey
The stars of This Is Where I Leave You hang out

The Scariest Film Of The Year? Jennifer Kent On The Babadook
The director talks us through her terrifying new film

10 Horror Spin-Offs We Want To See
After Annabelle, what other supporting characters deserve their own film?

Documentaries: What Happened Next
We track down and interview the stars of great non-fiction films

Your Introductory Guide To That DC Movie Slate
Suicide Squad? Cyborg? Aquaman? We explain who’s who in the DC Universe

Captain America 3, Iron Man And Civil War: Where Next For The Marvel Cinematic Universe?
What to make of today's Marvel news

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)