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Edward Burns bringing Tosca Lee’s novel The Line Between to TV

Edward Burns is a name I think we all know from such classic films as SAVING PRIVATE RYAN and such 'meh' movies as 15 MINUTES co-starring Robert DeNiro and Peter Hyams' adaptation of Ray Bradbury's A SOUND OF THUNDER. Good or bad movies aside, he's not a man we usually think of in the horror genre. But that's all about to change as he just snagged the rights to Tosca Lee’s upcoming thriller novel THE LINE BETWEEN

The plan is to turn the novel into a tv series and a search is underway for someone to pen the script. This is all well and good, but the interesting thing about it all is that this book has not even been published yet. Impressive, huh? That said, the book is said to be the first part in a "duology" and this first entry will be released later this month by Simon and Schuster.

Here's the rundown on the novel via Amazon:

In this frighteningly believable thriller from New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee, an extinct disease re-emerges from the melting Alaskan permafrost to cause madness in its victims. For recent apocalyptic cult escapee Wynter Roth, it’s the end she’d always been told was coming.

When Wynter Roth is turned out of New Earth, a self-contained doomsday cult on the American prairie, she emerges into a world poised on the brink of madness as a mysterious outbreak of rapid early onset dementia spreads across the nation. As Wynter struggles to start over in a world she’s been taught to regard as evil, she finds herself face-to-face with the apocalypse she’s feared all her life—until the night her sister shows up at her doorstep with a set of medical samples. That night, Wynter learns there’s something far more sinister at play and that these samples are key to understanding the disease. Now, as the power grid fails and the nation descends into chaos, Wynter must find a way to get the samples to a lab in Colorado. Uncertain who to trust, she takes up with former military man Chase Miller, who has his own reasons for wanting to get close to the samples in her possession, and to Wynter herself.

Filled with action, conspiracy, romance, and questions of whom—and what—to believe, The Line Between is a high-octane story of survival and love in a world on the brink of madness.

Burns is producing under his Marlboro Road Gang Productions and will be teaming with Radar Pictures to develop this new film. Burns and producing partner Aaron Lubin will executive produce alongside Radar’s Ted Field, Michael Napoliello, Mike Weber and producer Maria Frisk. Are you interested in reading this book? If so then you can go ahead and pre-order your copy over on Amazon today RIGHT HERE. Check out the cover below.

Source: Deadline

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