Another Peter Temple Novel Adapted For Screen
‘The Broken Shore’ has been picked up for distribution by Entertainment One.
Entertainment One (Hopscotch/E1) has secured international sales and distribution rights for Essential Media & Entertainment's television adaption of The Broken Shore for ABC in Australia, based on Peter Temple's (pictured) multi-award winning crime novel of the same name.
The Broken Shore follows detective Joe Cashin as he attempts to rebuild his life after a traumatic bungled police incident in Melbourne. Transferred to a sleepy hamlet on the Victorian Coast, it seems an ideal place for Cashin to get back on his feet again, but this plan is disrupted by the home invasion of a wealthy local philanthropist, which holds profound ramifications for the detective and his new community.
"The Essential team has long admired the quality work from Hopscotch/eOne and we're delighted to have them on board as we continue to build on our relationship. We're currently also working closely on two exciting features films," said Essential producer Ian Collie.
Negotiated by Australia-based Managing Director Jude Troy, The Broken Shore marks Hopscotch/eOne's first multi-territory deal for an Australian television project. "We've been tracking this project for some time and we're very excited to be working with Essential on this much-anticipated adaptation," said Troy.
Interestingly, two other Peter Temple novels are in the process of being adapted for screen. The author's award-winning Truth, is currently being adapted into a film with Tropfest founder John Polson (also the director behind Hide And Seek and Tenderness) at the helm. Guy Pearce also returned to Australia last year to shoot two telemovies based on Temple's novels on detective Jack Irish.