At CNN’s show biz site The Wrap, Lisa Carroll writes an article entitled “One of These Books is The Next Hunger Games,” featuring six young adult novels headed for the screen — one of them being my own Homelanders series.
What it has going for it: The script is being written by Mike Chapman, and working with him to develop the film are screenwriters Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, showrunners of the popular and long-running series “Smallville.” Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing, while Di Bonaventura Pictures’ David Ready is exec producing.
You can read the whole article here. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, that’s the British version of the book in the picture. It’s a nice cover, but I’m not sure why they used that instead of the US one.
If I had to guess which question I’m asked most often — after “How do you maintain those boyish good looks?” — it would be, “When are the Homelanders books going to be made into movies.” The answer, of course, is that I don’t know. I’m not in charge of it. The rights were optioned by the people listed above and its theirs to do. Word is they’ve now got a script they’re happy with, so I’m hoping they’ll be moving on to the next stage, which would be getting a green light from the studio. We’ll see, and I’ll let you know what I know.
Meanwhile, if you haven’t already, read the books.