‘All Quiet On The Western Front’ prodco Amusement & Ink Factory adapt Nino Haratischvili’s ‘The Eighth Life’

Fighting With My Family prodco The Ink Factory has linked up with All Quiet On The Western Front producer Amusement Park on an adaptation of Nino Haratischvili’s novel, The Eighth Life.

The story follows tracks a group of characters across time and place as they fight for freedom, based out of locations including the turbulent streets of Tbilisi, Soviet Russia, revolutionary Prague and 1960s Soho.

Sarah Lambert, who is behind Amazon Studios adaptation The Lost Flowers Of Alice Hart, is attached as showrunner for the series, which has been envisioned as a returning, English-language show.

The series will be produced by Malte Grunert, Amelie von Kienlin and Susanne Kapitzky for Amusement Park; Simon Cornwell, Stephen Cornwell and Michele Wolkoff for The Ink Factory; and Maggie Boden. The project has recently been awarded a funding grant from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg which will enable accelerated development.

Amusement was a co-producer on The Ink Factory’s 2014 feature A Most Wanted Man, which the two companies are also adapting as a series with Snabba Cash creator Oskar Söderlund.

Simon Cornwell and Stephen Cornwell, co-CEOs and founders at The Ink Factory, described The Eighth Life as “a 1000-page masterpiece full of pain, joy and romance… that has already established itself as one of the great works of literature of the last 50 years.”

Malte Grunert and Amelie von Kienlin, partners in Amusement Park, added: “The Eighth Life is a bold, emotional and sovereign piece of literature that gives a strong voice to the women of that era, and indeed of the present day. It screams to be adapted into a series.”

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