Stone Village Pictures' Scott Steindorff has acquired the rights to adapt Mikhail Bulgakov's controversial novel The Master and Margarita. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Steindorff will produce the film, which will be executive produced by Chris Law, Danny Greenspun, Robin Greenspun, Scott Lastati, Dylan Russell and Michael Lang.
The Master and Margarita is a story that begins in pre-WWII Moscow, where the devil appears as a mysterious man who insinuates himself into a literary crowd. Amid a series of deaths and disappearances, the devil brings together the title characters, a despairing novelist and his devoted but married lover. The story shifts to the setting of the master's rejected novel, Jerusalem in the time of Pontius Pilate, and then to a supernatural world where Satanic forces have taken over Margarita's life.
Stone Village Pictures is currently in the process of finding a writer to adapt the uncensored Bulgakov novel.