Exile Content Studio announced on Wednesday that they had acquired the film rights to Hunter runa novel by legendary author George RR Martin.
Martin, who is obviously best known for his A song of ice and fire novel series and the hit show Game of Thrones who spawned from it, wrote together Hunter run in 2007 with Daniel Abraham and Gardner Dozois, and now that book is getting the film treatment. According to the announcement, the film adaptation will be directed by Mark Raso (Kodachrome) and based on a script written by Raso and his brother, Joseph. The duo will also produce the film alongside Martin, Vince Gerardis, Eric Bromberg, Nando Vila and Isaac Lee for Exile.
“I am so happy that after almost 16 years, Hunter run will be made into a movie,” Martin said in a statement about the film. “I’m bursting with excitement for the rich sci-fi universe I helped create with my dear friends Daniel and Gardner , can exist outside the pages of our book.”
Hunter run tells the story of Ramón Espejo, a day laborer who lives on a distant planet and tries to escape poverty in search of a better life. However, he quickly becomes involved in a huge controversy, as the murder of an interplanetary diplomat is soon blamed on Espejo, and he finds himself on the run.
“I first met George when he showed my film Copenhagen in his Jean-Cocteau cinema in Santa Fe and, among other things, we discussed a novel he had written that had great potential as a film. I am excited that from that small conversation we are at a point where we realize a sci-fi adventure that is both visually and narratively innovative. Hunter run is a groundbreaking sci-fi story of survival, exploitation and the fight for universal freedoms. I’m thrilled to partner with Exile to bring George, Daniel and Gardner’s brilliant novel to life,” said director Mark Raso.