Hercules’ Writer to Adapt Seven Wonders

By Rowell De Guia | 2 years ago
Hercules’ Writer to Adapt Seven Wonders

Evan Spiliotopoulos, best known for penning high-profile Disney animated films, eyes the adaptation of Ben Mezrich latest book, “Seven Wonders,” into a film. Read on to know more about Evan Spiliotopoulos and Ben Mezrich’s monumental works.

According to Yahoo! Movies, Spiliotopoulos is in talks to write the adaptation of “Seven Wonders” for the big screen. “Seven Wonders” is Ben Mezrich’s newest book that will be launched by Runner Press on September 2, 2014. The novel centers on the Seven Wonders of the World. The story’s main character, a man whose brother is mysteriously murdered, is in a mission to unravel the reason behind his brother’s killing. Because of this, he ventures into a journey that links him to the Seven Wonders.


Mezrich is famous for “Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions,” his first nonfiction work. This was made into a film that was released in 2008. He published another nonfiction book called “Ugly Americans: The True Story of the Ivy League Cowboys Who Raided the Asian Markets for Millions” in 2004. A semi-sequel to “Bringing Down the House” was published by Mezrich in 2005 entitled “Busting Vegas: The MIT Whiz Kid Who Brought the Casinos to Their Knees.” In 2009, He published a book about Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, entitled “The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal” that debuted on the New York Times at number 4.

While Ben Mezrich has made his name big both in the bookshelves and on the big screen, Evan Spiliotopoulos has equally put his name remarkable in the field of writing for films. Greek-American writer Spiliotopoulos’ most recent scriptwriting works were for “Hercules” and “Snow White and the Huntsman.” He has a long scriptwriting history, including co-writing “Pooh’s Heffallump Movie” and “The Nutty Professor.” He was also picked by Universal to write the sequel screenplay to “Wanted,” an action adventure blockbuster. He is a well-known writer of children-oriented flicks, which include comic books adaptations like the graphic novel by Dave Roman, “Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery” for Paramount Pictures and sequels to “The Lion King” and “The Little Mermaid.” He also penned the script for Lionsgate Film’s “Battle for Terra,” directed by Aristomeni Tsirba.

According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), the adaptation of “Seven Wonders” into a film that will be produced by Brett Ratner of RatPac Entertainment and Beau Flynn of Flynn Picture Company.

Keep your eyes on the latest updates about the film adaptation of “Seven Wonder” by regularly checking Movie News Guide (MNG).

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