The Cold Storage adaptation is a very interesting project because while the book is technically the author’s first novel, he happens to have had an extremely successful screenwriting career before it. David Koepp is actually in the top ten of most successful screenwriters based on box office numbers. He helped write movies such as the first two Jurassic Park’s, the first Mission Impossible, Spider-Man (2002), War of the Worlds (2005), and many more.
With that kind of career it’s no surprise his first book was picked up quickly for adaptation. And it’s even less of a surprise that he will be handling the screenwriting duties himself. This has the potential to be a very big release.
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This page was updated: 7/30/23
About The Book:
When Pentagon bioterror operative Roberto Diaz was sent to investigate a suspected biochemical attack, he found something far worse: a highly mutative organism capable of extinction-level destruction. He contained it and buried it in cold storage deep beneath a little-used military repository. Now, after decades of festering in a forgotten sub-basement, the specimen has found its way out and is on a lethal feeding frenzy. Only Diaz knows how to stop it.
He races across the country to help two unwitting security guards—one an ex-con, the other a single mother. Over one harrowing night, the unlikely trio must figure out how to quarantine this horror again. All they have is luck, fearlessness, and a mordant sense of humor. Will that be enough to save all of humanity?
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Current Production Status:
The project is currently in post-production after wrapping filming in May 2023.
Cold Storage Adaptation Timeline:
The book was first published in September 2019. In May 2022, the adaptation was announced with Liam Neeson and Joe Keery attached to star. It is expected to start filming in Fall 2022.
In October Georgina Campbell was added to the cast.
In March 2023 there were more casting announcements made along with confirmation that filming was currently taking place.
Filming then wrapped in May and the film moved into post-production.
Who Owns The Rights:
Paramount pictures owns the right for production and distribution.
Who Is Attached:
Liam Neeson and Joe Keery are currently attached to star. Jonny Campbell is set to direct.
Sosie Bacon and Lesley Manville have joined the cast in supporting roles.
David Koepp is handling the screenwriting himself.
Filming took place in various locations including Rome, Italy and Ouarzazate, Morocco.
It is likely this movie will come out in Summer 2024.
Previous mentions on AiLL:
Other Adaptations From This Author:
Koepp’s second novel Aurora, which was released in June 2022, is currently in development at Netflix.
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