Cecelia Ahern miniseries to film south-east
A two-part adaptation of Cecelia Ahern’s novel Thanks for the Memories is gearing up to film in London and Oxford.
The book centres on Joyce Conway, who must undergo a blood transfusion following an accident. When she comes round she finds she has knowledge and memories she did not possess before.
Seasoned TV writer Simon Nye (How Do You want Me? Men Behaving Badly) has adapted the project as a 2 x 90 for Gate Television for delivery to a major German broadcaster.
Director Amit Gupta, whose credits include the BAFTA-nominated feature film Resistance with Andrew Riseborough, is at the helm.
PI subscribers can log in for details of the shoot dates and key production personnel including the producer, line producer, location manager and production designer.
Ahern’s work has been adapted before for both film and TV, including Love, Rosie (based on the book Where Rainbows End) in 2014 with Lily Collins and Sam Claflin and 2007’s P.S. I Love You starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler.
Production Intelligence currently has listings for 110 film and TV projects in pre-production, including feature films an high-end TV dramas. Non-subscribers can click here to request a free online demo.
Also on The Knowledge
Filming is underway on Behind Her Eyes, a new drama for Netflix.
Ben Wheatley has shifted into production on a film adaptation of Rebecca, based on the famous novel by Daphne du Maurier.
An adaptation of David Nicholls’ 2014 novel, Us, is in pre-production at Drama Republic for BBC One.
The rapid growth of SVOD platforms has had a dramatic effect on the cost of production in the UK, according to the BBC and Channel 4.
Netflix wants to continue working as a co-producer with the BBC, rather than being perceived as a competitor.
Renowned production designer Aaron Haye will be appearing at this year’s Media Production Show in a session called “How we made Bohemian Rhapsody”.