THE HATER MOVIE

Right… I think that announcement is long overdue. The all-important press release follows. There will be opportunity to ask me questions in the coming weeks, and there will be ANOTHER HATER-related announcement next week. For now, here are the facts:

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Hook Pictures producer Ed Barratt and David Moody announce a deal to bring Moody’s classic novel of violence and paranoia – HATER – to the screen.

David Moody independently released HATER onto an unsuspecting world in 2006, and within a couple of short months the movie rights had been snapped up by Hollywood. The production was fast-tracked and attracted some big names. Then, as is frequently the way, the project stalled.

Moody and his fans were left in limbo.

The novel went on to be republished by St Martins Press in the US, Gollancz in the UK, Goldmann in Germany and by numerous other publishers around the world. Two well-received sequels – DOG BLOOD and THEM OR US – followed.

But still no movie.

Enter Ed Barratt and Hook Pictures. Ed said “From the first page of the series I could see the potential for Hater to be adapted into a defining piece of British cinema; that I’m now working with David towards that end is almost as big a thrill as the books themselves”.

Ed and David are thrilled to announce that the development of the HATER movie is now underway from a script by Moody.

I’m delighted to be working with Ed on this project,” said Moody. “The buzz of having Hollywood interest in my work never really wore off, despite the film not reaching the screen, but there was always a part of me that regretted selling such a small-scale, gritty and uniquely British story to a huge production company. I met with Ed and was immediately impressed by his enthusiasm for the books, and it quickly became apparent that we share a common vision with regard to how this story should be told on screen. When the opportunity to take back the rights and work with Ed arose, I took it without hesitation.

The central theme of HATER is, I think, more prescient than ever. It deals with some major sociological issues in a unique and confrontational way and I’m confident we’ll create a wildly original movie the likes of which hasn’t been seen before. HATER is a collision between the normality of day-to-day life in the UK today and a full-on apocalyptic nightmare.

HATER is currently in development for a late 2016 shoot.

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EdAnd I’d like to introduce you to Ed:  Hook Pictures was founded in 2012 as a vehicle for creative producer Ed Barratt to continue to work with fresh and ambitious writing and directing talent to create critically and commercially successful feature films.

Hook Pictures’ debut feature film was Rowan Athale’s The Rise (aka Wasteland) – completed in 2012 – which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival before screening at London, Rotterdam and Santa Barbara Film Festivals whilst selling to distributors around the world and being nominated for several awards. Ed Barratt was recognised by BAFTA as a Breakthrough Brit for his work on the film.

Hook Pictures has a strong slate of projects in development and relationships with some of the UK’s most exciting new writing and directing talent. Three films are slated to enter production in 2015/16 and the company is venturing into new and original IP by launching comic book publisher Ninth Man in association with leading graphic novel publisher SelfMadeHero.

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  • Ryan J. Fleming

    Sweeeeet…

  • Sebastian Betteridge

    Ashleigh Jane DeeDee Stubberfield finally

  • Sebastian Betteridge

    Benny Betteridge

  • Brad LeBeau

    Travis Todevic

  • Richard Bannister

    Excellent news!

  • Joshua Watson

    There we go

  • David R Shires

    Great news

  • Ashleigh Jane DeeDee Stubberfield

    FUCKING KNEW IT.
    Moody you cheeky SOB making us wait for it officially for so long!
    I’m so freakin’ excited that I’m going to have to read this series again!

  • Amber Jane Wride

    Yes! I’ve been waiting for this for years!

  • Marrianne Bennison

    Karen Greenwood Jack….can’t wait for this!

  • Ashleigh Jane DeeDee Stubberfield

    YEEESSSSSSSSSSS THIS MAKES THE PAST FEW CRAPPY DAYS ALMOST WORTH IT

  • Karen Greenwood Jack

    Hope it’s better than when they made autumn into a film though x

  • Jacquie Rorke

    Beyond excited!

  • Ray Rodriguez

    Can I be an extra??? I’ll work for free!

  • David Duplessis

    Congrats! I’m looking forward to it already!

  • Marrianne Bennison

    If it’s done well it will be fantastic!

  • Lee Reeves

    Awesome! U0001f44dU0001f44d

  • Siobhan Hazard

    Awesom!!!

  • Kellie Motyka

    Omg yes yes Yes Yes!!!!!!!!

  • Emmy Palinkas

    Can’t wait!!! Been waiting to hear this news for years!!!

  • Russ ‘Evenden’ Trew

    AWESOME!!!!!!

  • Billy Reese

    That’s great! Congratulations David! I look forward to seeing!

  • Mark Scholl

    Been waiting for a couple years for this… THANK YOU

  • Steven Chapman

    Hell yes!

  • Rene Hare

    Corey… Finally!

  • Jon Weir

    Hope this happens – I remember talking about the original development all those years ago. You, and Hater, deserve this project to happen! Fingers crossed!

  • Ivanovna Mara Frija

    Congratulations!!! I was sure this is movie material!
    Love your books!

  • Martee Crisiz Moss

    YAAAAASSS

  • Steve Turnock

    Very exciting, David. Been a long time coming…

  • Carla Michele

    Exciting!!!

  • Sue Creamer

    Yes!! Congrats David!! Its been a long wait, but sooo looking forward to it!

  • Izzisaurus Rexx

    Yessss!

  • Ian Watters

    That is great. Well done David Moody

  • Kristine Ann

    Ben! Caitlin!

  • Maddie Hendren

    Jason Vinson Ryan Hernandez

  • Jason Vinson

    Yessssssss!!

  • Lara Michelle

    Yesssss!!!!

  • Mark Stephen Baker

    Will you be getting another cameo? Hehe

  • Anka Zombiak

    omg omg omg omg!

  • James Nelson

    The years of waiting will finally end. This movie is going to be great. Best news of the day!

  • Patricia Olvera

    You should get Simon Pegg!! ^_^ so excited for you! Been waiting years for this announcement! Congratulations!!

  • John Clark

    Excellent news, good work David

  • Duncan Bradshaw

    Congratulations dude U0001f44d

  • Gerald Simpkins

    Finally!

  • Claire Hayes

    I am definitely very excited for this!

  • Blake Schultz

    Taylor Zuel

  • Karl Eccleston

    This is the best news I’ve heard in a long time. It seems like I’ve been waiting for this moment forever!
    Congrats David

  • Jose Cantu

    My favorite series of yours David Moody. Best wishes in all of your future works and I will definately be catching hater on the big screen.

  • Darren Wyn Jones

    Great!

  • Kimberley Watson

    Drew O’Donnell!

  • Drew O’Donnell

    Sweeeeet! :)

  • Roxann Cruz-Duran

    Finally! U0001f450U0001f450U0001f450U0001f450

  • Raohan Brown

    Don’t let Steven Rumbelow near this one, The movie of Autumn was appalling and I feel bad because I’m a film maker and I know I could’ve made it a much better movie for even less money

  • Martyn Hodge

    Looking forward to this :-D

  • Jon Berntson

    Remember when I said if I won the lottery this would be a movie I would for sure make? I haven’t won yet but I am 100% excited to hear that this is happening.

  • Jason Green

    That’s great! Cant wait. Just hope the budget is higher than Autumn!

  • Jessica Shauni Richardson

    YESYESYESYES

  • Mark Hopson

    Soo awesome can’t wait Samantha Lee

  • James Roberts

    Awesome. Totally awesome.

  • Bryan Hetherington

    Joanne Norwood

  • Stephanie Hill

    Please say Simon Pegg!

  • Toby King

    The news is most excellent!

  • Paul Roorda

    Now THIS is some great news! I read Hater in one day because I couldn’t put it down, congratulations David.

  • James Mcbay

    Fantastic news Mr Moody rereading Them and Us right now we wait with baited breath m/

  • Richard Robinson

    I’ve been waiting nearly as long. At least it seems that way U0001f600

  • Ashley Stegall

    Stormie Harley

  • Jessica Douglas

    Quart Douglas yayyy

  • Quart Douglas

    Yes!

  • Tristan Dukes

    Mark Lewis Jacob Campbell

  • Taylor Zuel

    No freakin’ way!

  • Rich Coad

    Awesome

  • Blake Schultz

    I may have to re read it now

  • Taylor Zuel

    I sold the book.

  • Dave Green

    Who’s going to be in it?

  • Stephanie Rene

    Finally! Can’t wait!! Oh, and I’m an actress in the San Francisco Bay. Just saying. ;)

  • Marijn Tijhuis

    Very nice!!!

  • Catalin Alexandru

    a movie wooooaa…… mi actual fovorite book is making a movie !

  • Joanne Norwood

    This has made my day .

  • Jeremy Jenkins

    As the English would say, “CRACKING!” I was wondering when Hater would become a film. I mean Autumn was all right, but it didn’t really do David Moody any justice for a film. Hopefully they won’t fuck up Hater; it’s one of the most original books I’ve read in a long time, and I’ve read all three novels.

  • MatthewCamp1

    Best news I’ve seen in a while.

  • Monica Turingia

    Neil Cannon

  • Paul McDonald

    Fantastic! I’m all for this. Cracking book series.

  • Nick Van Houten

    Finally so excited

  • Ed Chambers

    Great news! Be sure to let us know when they’re looking for extras

  • Linden Beamish

    Bloody finally!

  • Maria Atkinson

    Yay!!!

  • Anne Panne Henriksen

    Finally!!!! U0001f604

  • David Corrales

    Christ, I’ve got to start reading the books ASAfuckingP

  • Karen McDonald

    Fantastic can’t wait

  • Carolyn Angst

    i am both excited and terrified for this movie to come out

  • Gareth Cook

    Yeeeeha! It’s been a long time coming.

  • Samantha Santifort

    Yay@

  • Kerry Spiller Loughrey

    Holy mother fuck balls.

  • Shawn Rollins

    How totally awesome :)

  • Marco Schrøder

    Great news, but i still miss the german release of part 3 U0001f620

  • Kelty Coburn

    Cody Weisgerber

  • Jason Klemm

    Better than the Autumn adaptation I hope

  • Wp Leftyboy

    very cool

  • Samantha Lee

    Oh my god yay, time to re read!

  • Gladys Hester

    YAY! I have been dying for this to happen. These books are still in my top favorites of all time.

  • Matthew O’Neill

    Shut up and take my money!!!!

  • George Morgan

    Ok now that the movie has been announced I can start worrying about it in earnest. I think it’ll be a really difficult thing to adapt, but it is such a good story it’ll be great to raise the profile more. I’m extremely excited and terribly conflicted.
    If you get the full trilogy will there be 4 movies ;)

  • Roxanne Duty

    Can’t wait! !!!!!

  • Neil Illing

    Congrats!!

  • Brittany Sartain

    Omg!

  • Glen Robin Blessing

    Oh snap !

  • Amy Thompson

    I can’t wait! This is one of my fave books!!

  • Rochelle Smith

    Great news babe! Super excited! Hopefully it’s better than Autumn was! Grant Smith

  • Grant Smith

    Well done!

  • Colleen Hooks

    Yesssssss

  • Laurie Wain

    You are one of my favourite authors!!!!!

  • Kyrie Elyse

    Finally!!! So happy I could cry.

  • Charlotte Robin Buchan

    Congrats!!!

  • Charlotte Robin Buchan

    No one says “cracking” on it’s own. It would be “Cracking job.” but no one says that either. lol

  • Caitlin Mathers

    I’m so excited! If I’m back by the time this comes out we all need to go together! Ben is the one who introduced me to moody

  • Caitlin Mathers

    Also, I love the moody is writing the script

  • Sharni SlingthatKid Dale

    At last! Huge congratulations David!!!

  • Dylan Houghton

    Jane Alice

  • Jane Alice

    U owe me a book

  • Dylan Houghton

    I know I know

  • Jane Alice

    Fuel for the fireplace??? Rly dude

  • Alecia Rulfs-Knight

    Yay!!!

  • Marc Weyland Yutani Raygun

    excited there has been a small amount of wee, well done :)

  • Xaq Harvey

    Wasn’t Benicio Del Torro (pardon me if I butchered the name) supposed to direct this back in like 2008-09?

  • Yaiza Marquez Gonzalez

    Wooooooooo

  • Mike Battaglia

    YES! I have been waiting a long time for you to tell me about this lol

  • Michelle Krogh

    Awesome!

  • Michelle Krogh

    Will there be an Autumn 2 movie?

  • Jeremy Jenkins

    Eh, I’m not English so, I didn’t do a cracking job expressing “cracking” correctly

  • Alejandra Anguiano

    Fuck yea

  • Jamie Hewett

    About time!!

  • Kyle Lechner

    Yes. Finally. I was just talking about how it’s been ages since I’ve heard anything about the movie.

  • Brittney Puckett

    OMG you just made my day! Yes!! I flew through the whole series in a few days.

  • Megan Roussel Breeding

    Me too!!!

  • Mario Belvedere

    “This is the movie I have been waiting for!”-Mario Belvedere

  • Areesa Willie

    Can NOT WAIT!!!!!