According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-nominated writer Robert Rodat has been tapped to adapt Thomas Mullen's novel The Last Town on Earth for DreamWorks Pictures.

Set in 1918, the book tells the story of how a small rural town reels when a self-imposed quarantine fails to keep an influenza epidemic at bay and the foundations of life and mortality come apart at the sea.

Random House will publish the novel.

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