Don Winslow Novel CALIFORNIA FIRE AND LIFE Heading to the Big Screen

Hollywood to adapt the 1999 bestseller.

Deadline has learned that an adaptation of ‘Savages’ author Don Winslow’s bestselling thriller ‘California Fire And Life’ is in the works. The adaptation is being developed by producer Shane Salerno and 20th Century Fox-based banner Hutch Parker Entertainment.

Published in 1999 the novel tells “the story of Jack Wade, once a rising star cop who fell from grace in a scandal and now makes his living as an arson investigator. His cardinal rule is “don’t get involved”, but when Jack sees the charred corpse of a young woman that has been written off as an accident, he becomes obsessed with hunting down the killer.”

The producers will be going out to screenwriters and directors shortly.

Salerno, who is a producer on Oliver Stone’s adaptation of ‘Savages,’ is also planning to develop adaptations of Winslow’s crime novel ‘The Winter Of Frankie Machine’ and ‘The Power Of The Dog.’