Ahem. From today’s announcement at Publishers Weekly:
“Film rights: Mira Grant’s trilogy, Feed, Deadline, and Blackout, optioned to Rachel Olschan, producer at Electric Entertainment, by Pouya Shahbazian of FinePrint, on behlf of Diana Fox at Fox Literary.”
WE OPTIONED THE FILM RIGHTS TO FEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now, this doesn’t mean this will necessarily be a movie (although I hope there will), but it takes us a huge, huge step closer to that becoming a reality. Everyone I’ve dealt with has been amazing, supportive, and enthusiastic, and now there’s a beautiful chance that maybe, we can see Shaun and Georgia Mason on the big screen.
I’ve not read any of the books in Grant’s Newsflesh Trilogy, but given the back-to-back Hugo nominations (for Feed and Deadline), it’s certainly on my radar. I generally advise only cautious optimism when a book or series is optioned for film, given the general nature of Hollywood becoming excited about a project for a week and then letting it evaporate long before it reaches theatres, but, given the nature of these books and the popularity of post-apocalyptic SF, I think the Newsflesh Trilogy haa a better-than-average chance of actually materializing into (likely) a film (rather than a trilogy of films). We’ll see, though.
Perhaps not so coincidentally, today is the official release date for the final volume in the trilogy, Blackout.