Film & TV – 25.11.2022
The Drift by C.J. Tudor Optioned for TV
We are delighted to announce Buccaneer Media and Halcyon Studios have won the right to option C.J. Tudor’s upcoming new novel The Drift in a hotly contested six-way auction. This is the second C.J. Tudor book to be picked up by Buccaneer who are currently filming an adaptation of The Burning Girls for Paramount+ starring Samantha Morton, Ruby Stokes and Conrad Khan. They have joined forces with the US-based Halcyon Studios, producer of Hunters (Amazon Prime), The Mysterious Benedict Society (Disney+) and Mr Mercedes (Audience/Starzplay).
Due to be published in January 2023 by Penguin Michael Joseph in the UK and Ballantine in the US , The Drift follows Hannah, Meg, and Carter as they struggle to survive against all odds in a snowy post-apocalyptic world.
Hannah awakens to carnage, all mangled metal and shattered glass. Evacuated from a secluded boarding school during a snowstorm, her coach careened off the road, trapping her with a handful of survivors. They’ll need to work together to escape—with their sanity and secrets intact.
Meg awakens to a gentle rocking. She’s in a cable car stranded high above snowy mountains, with five strangers and no memory of how they got on board. They are heading to a place known only as “The Retreat,” but as the temperature drops and tensions mount, Meg realizes they may not all make it out of there alive.
Carter is gazing out of the window of an isolated ski chalet that he and his companions call home. As their generator begins to waiver in the storm, the threat of something lurking in the chalet’s depths looms larger, and their fragile bonds will be tested when the power finally fails—for good.
The imminent dangers faced by Hannah, Meg, and Carter are each one part of the puzzle. Lurking in their shadows is an even greater danger—one that threatens to consume all of humanity.
Richard Tulk-Hart, joint CEO of Buccaneer said “It’s great to be working on another of C.J’s books and bring it to the screen. Partnering with Halcyon Studios is incredibly exciting and something we’ve looked to do for some time. The scale of this project finally brought us together’.
C.J Tudor said “I’m over the moon to be working with Buccaneer again and with Halcyon for the first time. I’ve been bowled over by their enthusiasm for The Drift and I know they have the vision to create something very exciting on screen!”
With masterful world-building and C.J Tudor’s trademark twists and turns this novel is incredibly cinematic. We have every confidence Buccaneer and Halcyon will put together an amazing creative team and bring The Drift to your screens.
Watch this space for updates and in the meantime pre-order The Drift for a chilling thrill-ride!