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JD Zeik (’82) Adapting Sci-Fi Horror Fantasy Novel for TV

The Warded Man was a New York Times bestseller.

Assistant Professor of Screenwriting and Film JD Zeik ’82 will be adapting Peter V. Brett’s international bestselling sci-fi horror fantasy novel, The Warded Man, for TV.

Rush Hour and The Hustle producer Roger Birnbaum and Mark Kimsey are developing the story for TV, with an eye on creating a longer-term franchise from the series of five novels.

New York Times bestseller published in 2008, The Warded Man features a futuristic world with demons, supernatural powers, and a tattooed protagonist fighting to save humanity.

Zeik’s writing credits include the original screenplay Ronin, which starred Robert DeNiro, and the TV film and series Witchblade, which he also executive produced.

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