Light Circle Books to Publish Daniel M. Harrison's Bestseller Butterflies as Author Mulls "Probable" Movie Deal

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Light Circle Books, an independent publishing firm in the UK, is printing 1,000 hard cover copies of Butterflies. The author, Editor in Chief of Coinspeaker, is in discussions with movie producers about a possible film deal.

Light Circle Books, an independent publishing firm in the UK, is printing 1,000 hard cover copies of Butterflies in what will ultimately be a 10-Edition print run consisting of 100 books per Edition run. The author, Editor in Chief of Coinspeaker, is in discussions with movie producers about a possible film deal.

After a strong critical reception, Light Circle Books, based in London, UK, is printing 1,000 hard-bound copies of Daniel M. Harrison's Butterflies. The publisher agreed to ink the deal after a number of movie executives in London and Los Angeles expressed interest in making a "David Fincher-style adaption" of the part-novel, part work of hard journalism.

The book has garnered praise from critics across the field of literary and mainstream publications.

The Huffington Post's Azeem Khan described Butterflies: The Strange Metamorphosis of Fact & Fiction In Today's World, as "easily ... the best book I've read this year," while New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Robinson has dubbed it "required reading." Most recently, Diane Donovan, writing in the Midwest Review of Books, wrote: "if journalism's true purpose is to expose fraud, pinpoint evolutionary processes, and challenge readers to think about the bigger picture, then Butterflies is the epitome of this process, and recommended for any who would don wings."

Movie deal "on the cards"

Harrison added that so far he’s had about “two or three” informal discussions with regard to adapting Butterflies for the big screen, and that while no commitments have been made yet, there is a potential production "on the cards maybe later this year or next year" which may go into production.

“There has been this feeling since the date of launch when the book shot up to the top of the charts on Amazon that Butterflies more than any other narrative captures the present-day complexity of how we interact – both intellectually and emotionally – with a new interconnected, Millennial world,” Harrison told an independent London film magazine conference two days ago. “That’s the sort of stuff film makers absolutely love.”

Challenges Ahead But Prospects Strong For New Book

That means the challenges are high, since films with complex logistical arrangements typically run over-budget and many never see the light of day, getting bogged down in post-production. Also, actor schedules can be tricky to juggle in the case of movies shot on more than one continent, further increasing the likelihood of ending up with a flop, despite however well book sales for the adaption might be faring.

Still, Harrison is committed to remaining faithful to the narrative, something he says he has emphasised in his conversations with producers and directors over the past couple weeks.

“People say: ‘why do you want to do so many places?’ And I answer them – ‘cause that is what is true to the whole story,” said Harrison. “We aren’t looking to do a low-budget horror movie here, not some Hollywood Bminus rate rip-off of some TV series. If we are doing this we are going to Cannes, there is absolutely no two
ways about it. So it’s a big consideration.”

Others in the movie industry are supportive of what Harrison is trying to achieve. "If there is anyone with the money and the right connections, as well as the creative wherewithal, it's Dan," said Ed Christmas, CEO of EDC Productions (http://www.edcproductions.co.uk/). Christmas' latest movie, which he has spent the last 3 years making, comes out this year. Harrison says he is keen to find a way to work with the London-based Writer, Editor & Director.

You can find more about Daniel M. Harrison on his official homepage at http://www.danielmarkharrison.net.

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