News: New Line Cinema Picks Up Sci-Fi Crime Thriller Pulse From The Writing And Producing Team Of Stranger Things

New Line Cinema has picked up the rights to the film Pulse. It will be produced by Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen of 21 Laps and written by Jessie Nickson-Lopez, all of whom worked in some capacity on the hit Netflix series Stranger Things. 21 Laps is the production company behind Stranger Things. Levy and Cohen served as executive producers on both seasons, with Levy directing four episodes. Nickson-Lopez served as a writer on the series and is currently writing for the Netflix series Narcos. This will be her first feature length film credit.

Pulse is an adaptation of an upcoming novel by Michael Harvey and according to THR, is a "grounded take on the superhero origin and coming-of-age story that bridges crime with science fiction. The story follows a teenager investigating the murder of his older brother alongside the police. During this period, and with the help of a mysterious mentor, the young man begins developing a unique ability that helps him uncover the truth and protect himself along the way."

Harvey has written seven crime novels, The Chicago Way, The Fifth Floor, The Third Rail, We All Fall Down, The Innocence Game, The Governor’s Wife, and Brighton. His most recent novel Brighton has had the film rights optioned by producer Graham King. He is also an investigative reporter, documentary producer and co-creator, producer and executive producer of A&E’s groundbreaking forensic series, Cold Case Files.