I've not read Sylvain Neuvel's The Themis Files so I had to look it up. According to Neuvel's own website, it's a global conspiracy thriller about what happens when we start to find a giant humanoid something buried beneath the Earth. My best guess is that this giant thing - a robot, a creature - was dismembered and buried in pieces for safety's sake. Whether that's for the safety of us humans or for the good of the aliens remains to be seen, but I wouldn't be surprised to see this all end in an action face-off between a humongous robot and hordes of flying saucers. Or, maybe my imagination is a lot more B-movie influenced than that of original novelist Neuvel. Sony have put a film based on the book into development and given the job of writing the screenplay to Spider-Man and Jurassic Park's David Koepp. Matt Tolmach, who was in charge of the Amazing Spider-Man series until that evaporated will be one of the producers. The lead of The Themis Files is a female scientist working as a physicist at the University of Chicago. It's bound to be a hotly sought after role if the project goes ahead though, like every other female scientist part in all of Hollywood, I expect they'll go to Jessica Chastain first. source - deadline
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Brendon Connelly has been a film writer since the early 90s, with time on the staff of Orbit Magazine, Slashfilm, Bleeding Cool, Den of Geek and many more. He's a long time teacher of film studies and practical filmmaking classes, and has directed music videos, commercials, short films and more. His favourite film is Terry Gilliam's Brazil, his favourite food is pancakes or crepes, and he tries to live his life by the teachings of Kermit the Frog.