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Hunchback Goes Steampunk In "Modo"

Thunderbird, Sandpiper Entertainment and ScreenWest are developing "Modo," a film adaptation of Arthur Slade's steampunk novel "The Hunchback Assignments".

The first novel in a series, the story follows a child hunchback plucked from a freak show and raised in isolation as an agent for the Permanent Association - a spy agency for Brittania and its efforts to oversee its empire.

At age fourteen, he's dumped on the streets of London and, with another Association agent, uncovers a plot by the Clockwork Guild behind the murders of important men.

Paul Barron ("Serangoon Road") and Alex Raffe ("I've Heard the Mermaids Singing") will produce.

Source: Variety

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