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Amazon Gets Into the Movie Business

The Stolen Child Variety says Amazon -- yes, Amazon -- is optioning the movie rights to Keith Donohue's novel, "The Stolen Child."

This represents Amazon's first foray into movie production. It's also a huge departure for an ecommerce giant that up until this point has focused on the sale of books, DVDs and virtually any other product you could ever desire.

Variety notes that Amazon plans to market the novel, the movie and the eventual DVD through its Web sites (Amazon also owns the greatest movie site in the world, The Internet Movie Database).

Amazon is currently looking for a director to oversee the film project. In related news, the hardcover edition of "The Stolen Child" is now available for the low, low price of $14.37. -- Mac Slocum

Posted by Mac on July 27, 2006 6:31 PM
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A friend of mine works in Boston and actually saw Stephen King himself reading this book while at a Subway restaurant near Emerson in Boston two weeks ago. No lie.

It begs the question, "The horror master eats at Subway?"

-- Posted by: shannon at July 27, 2006 11:03 PM

Maybe he's doing research. I could see Jared as a protagonist in a King novel ;)

-- Posted by: mac at July 27, 2006 11:09 PM

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