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Image Entertainment Takes U.S. Rights to Anton Yelchin Thriller ‘Odd Thomas’

Movie, directed by Stephen Sommers, is based on bestseller from Dean Koontz

Image Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to “Odd Thomas,” a film thriller based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Dean Koontz, the company said Tuesday.

The movie was written and directed by Stephen Sommers (“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”) and stars Anton Yelchin (“Star Trek Into Darkness”), Willem Dafoe and Addison Timlin (“Californication”).

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The film, which has a budget of $30 million, was produced by Sommers, John Baldecchi and Howard Kaplan.

Image said it was planning to release the film in the first quarter of next year.

“Odd Thomas” is the first in a series of seven books, six of which have already been released and have more than  20 million copies worldwide. The set includes “Odd Thomas,” “Forever Odd,” “Brother Odd,” “Odd Interlude,” “Odd Apocalypse” and “Deeply Odd.”