Sony Will Be Sending Audiences to Jeff Somers' Electric Church

January 20, 2010

Electric Church

After years and years of representing talent like Judd Apatow, Jim Carrey and Will Ferrell and producing comedies like Elf, Step Brothers, and most recently She's Out of My League, THR's Heat Vision reports producer Jimmy Miller and his Mosaic production banner (in conjunction with Sony Pictures) are moving into the science fiction realm with an adaptation of Jeff Somers' novel The Electric Church. In the first installment of a three book series bodyguard-assassin Avery Cates is forced by the governing police force to kill the founder of a church that converts people by transplanting their brains into pliant robotic bodies.

The three part series is set in a near future where Earth is run by a federation of nations and governed by a council. Currently the film is operating under the guise of The Avery Cates Project (which isn't a progressive rock band from the 70's and 80's). Most likely the success of this first installment (to be adapted by Trevor Sands) will determine if the other books in the series, The Digital Plague and The Eternal Prison, will jump to the big screen as well. This series seems like a good candidate for a sci-fi Jack Ryan kind of franchise, especially if more Avery Cates adventures are on the way. No word on a director yet, but I'm sure we'll find out soon.

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Thanks but no thanks. After this Spidey Reboot, I won't be going with Sony anywhere. I've seen Open Water.

The Man With No Name on Jan 21, 2010


gonna buy a copy right now...thanks for the link Alex.

jeffrey on Jan 21, 2010


Agreed with #1.....Sony has lost my money and trust.

Cody on Jan 21, 2010


@ Jeffrey, You're welcome. My name is Ethan, and I wrote this article. Thanks, dude!

Ethan Anderton on Jan 21, 2010


sounds fucking awesome.

Xerxex on Jan 21, 2010


great book, can't wait even if sony are a bunch of asshats

catoichi on Jan 21, 2010


Any new sci-fi I'm down for. And this seems like a pretty cool story. I may read the books, but I have too many books on my book list at the moment

Dan W on Jan 21, 2010

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