Abbie Bethell Staff Writer
Nicholas Sparks has a habit of getting his much loved books turned into films. Already, Sparks’ has had a massive 8 books adapted for the silver screen, with The Notebook, The Lucky One, The Last Song and Dear John being the most widely recognised! Not to forget his latest venture, released this month, Safe Haven starring Josh Duhamel (Transformers) and Julianne Hough (Rock of Ages).
According to Deadline, Fox 2000 has bought the rights to produce a film adaption of his newest book ‘The Longest Ride’. In a deal reportedly worth five million dollars, this will be Sparks’ first collaboration with Fox. The book is due to be published September 2013, with the film to be released Valentines weekend 2015.
‘The Longest Ride’ is separated in to two intertwining love stories. It focuses on a 90 year-old man who is snowed-in, in his car after a major crash on a remote road. Coming in and out of consciousness, with the help of his former love who died, the elderly man casts his mind back to the earlier days in his life, such as his difficult return from WWII and his inability to have children. The other story is about two lovers from different backgrounds, both trying to chase their dreams despite the problems that stand in their way. Both couples’ stories wind in to one, allowing the two generations help save one another.
Are you a fan of Nicholas Sparks’s work? Will you be watching ‘The Longest Ride’ when it’s released in 2015?