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District 9 Screenwriter to Adapt Charlie Human’s Apocalypse Now Now for the Big Screen

Apocalypse Now NowKill BaxterVariety announced on Friday that Charlie Human’s speculative fiction debut, Apocalypse Now Now, will soon be made into a feature film.

The novel is to be adapted by screenwriter Terri Tatchell, who received an Oscar nomination for District 9 and wrote the script for Chappie.

The rights to Apocalypse Now Now were acquired by Canadian production house Redlab Digital, and the film will be made in collaboration with Los Angeles-based XYZ Films. According to Variety, the movie will be produced by Redlab Digital’s Nicholas Sorbara, as well as Sean Drummond and Michael Matthews of South Africa-based Be Phat Motel. Todd Brown from XYZ Films will serve as executive producer, and XYZ Films will be responsible for global sales.

Apocalypse Now Now tells the story of Baxter Zevcenko, the 16-year-old kingpin of a schoolyard pornography syndicate. When Baxter’s girlfriend is kidnapped he tumbles head-first into the supernatural underworld of Cape Town.

Human has previously commented that he reckons actor Anton Yelchin would make a good Baxter Zevcenko.

“South Africa has always pushed through the usual limits of my imagination,” Tatchell explained to Variety, “and Apocalypse Now Now is no exception. Charlie has actually upped the game and obliterated them all altogether.”

 
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