Period Novel Flashman Adaptation in Development!

Fox is travelling back to the 1830’s and has an adaptation of the period novel ‘Flashman’ in development.

The movie is based on the novels by George MacDonald Fraser and is being set up with Ridley Scott’s Scott Free and Peter Chernin’s Chernin Entertainment.

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The series was first published in 1969 and centers on the character Sir Harry Paget Flashman, who first appeared as the bully in the influential 1857 novel ‘Tom Brown’s School Days.’ The Flashman character appeared in a dozen of Fraser’s novels and was portrayed by Malcolm McDowell in the 1975 film ‘Royal Flash.’ The character is an antihero who often runs from danger but usually winds up being acclaimed as a hero.

Overseeing the project for the studio is Daria Cercek.

If you’re not familiar with the novels, you can purchase them on Amazon.

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