Summit in talks for rights to “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower”

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
January 25th, 2011

Apparently not all purchases are going to be coming from Sundance this week.

Vulture is reporting that Summit is currently in discussions to buy up the rights to adapt the Steve Chbosky novel, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. The film was originally announced last year, with Logan Lerman and Emma Watson in talks for the film’s two leads, and Chbosky himself at the helm, directing the project.

Personally, while it remains to be seen how much of this adaptation will still be placed over at Summit, it really is not all that shocking that a studio like Summit would jump behind a project like this. While they’ve been darlings for films like THE HURT LOCKER, they are still the ones behind projects like the TWILIGHT film franchise, so when talking about studios perfect for a project like this, Summit jumps right to the lead of the pack.

This is currently all that we know of so far, and while it’s not much, expect a lot more about this project to hit relatively soon.

Other articles that you might like:

Commenting Rules: Comments are intended to open up the discussion to our readers about the topics at hand, and as such should be offered with a positive and constructive attitude. If your comment is not relative to the above post or is disrespectful to the authors and readers, we reserve the right to delete it. Continued abuse of our good nature will result in banishment of the offender. Additionally, if you have any burning issues to point out to the GATW crew - typos, corrections, suggestions, or straight-up criticism - please email us instead of commenting here.

  • http://topsy.com/gordonandthewhale.com/summit-in-talks-for-rights-to-the-perks-of-being-a-wallflower/?utm_source=pingback&utm_campaign=L2 Tweets that mention Summit in talks for rights to “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower” » GordonandtheWhale.com — Topsy.com

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Gordon and the Whale and Chase Whale, Josh Brunsting. Josh Brunsting said: RT @GandtheW: Summit in talks for rights to "The Perks Of Being A Wallflower" – https://gordonandthewhale.com/e3a [...]

  • http://www.amandasteed.com Amanda Steed

    Did you just compare The Perks of Being A Wallflower to Twilight?

  • https://gordonandthewhale.com KateErbland

    I meant in context of Summit seeking out projects with a teen-friendly fanbase.

blog comments powered by Disqus
  • Recent Post