The Eye of the Tiger (novel)

The Eye of the Tiger

First Heinemann edition
Author Wilbur Smith
Country South Africa
Language English
Publisher Heinemann
Publication date

The Eye of the Tiger is a 1975 novel by Wilbur Smith set among the islands of the Indian Ocean.[1]

Film rights were bought by producer Michael Klinger who had made two films based on Smith novels. Although Smith did a screenplay, no movie has resulted as of 2016.[2] Klinger almost got the film financed in 1986 as part of an eight-picture deal but this film apart when the proposed star, Michael Caine, was unavailable.[3]


  1. The Eye of the Tiger at Wilbur Smith's website
  2. MOVIE CALL SHEET: Klinger Has $30 Million Plans Murphy, Mary. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 03 Jan 1976: b10.
  3. Andrew Spicer, 'Rethinking Authorship in Film: The Struggle for Creative Control between Michael Klinger (Producer) and Wilbur Smith (Writer)'Smith

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