BLACKOUT by Mira GrantFrom Seanan McGuire’s LiveJournal:

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.

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  • Brian Warmbrod May 28, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Very exciting to hear! However, it is the “Newsflesh” Trilogy…

  • Aidan Moher May 29, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Wow. I’ve been reading it wrong this whole time. Thanks for the heads up.

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  • Alina July 13, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    I hope to see this on the big screen. I love this series of books and I would be first in line to see this in theaters!

  • Emily April 16, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I would love to see Even Peters(Tate Langdon from American Horror Story) to play Shaun Mason!

  • Trent July 29, 2014 at 11:43 am

    I would love to see these books made into films, I think either Bill Pullman (Independence Day) or Kevin Klein (Dave) as Senator Ryman, Mary McDonnell as Emily Ryman, and Fred Thompson (Law & Order) as Gov. Tate