Urban Tales

In supernatural news…

For a book called The Forest of Hands and Teeth…

Alan Nevins of Renaissance Literary & Talent has just closed film rights on Carrie Ryan’s YA novel, The Forest of Hands and Teeth. Nevins, who brokered the deal on behalf of Jim McCarthy at Dystel Literary, sold the book, which Delacorte Books for Young Readers published in March, to Seven Star Pictures (K-11, forthcoming). Nevins said the book, a zombie thriller set in colonial times about a girl who lives in a religious community in the woods and is equally worried about a zombie invasion and her planned marriage, is in line to “do for zombies what Twilight did for vampires.” Supposedly Seven Star is developing the project for an-as-yet-unnamed A-list starlet, and fast-tracking the project with a first draft of the screenplay already in the works.
 

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Rachel Caine announced the ending of the Weather Warden series.

I have made the difficult decision to make Book 9 the last Weather Warden novel. Truly, it’s been an amazing experience writing that series, but I want to give Joanne and David (and Lewis and Rahel and Cherise and everybody else) the chance at having a non-crisis-related existence, and a little happiness. Also, life without a cliffhanger interruption. So — Book 8 continues Joanne’s pursuit of Bad Bob, and Book 9 will, finally, bring resolution to the Wardens and Djinn (and regular people, too). I expect Book 9 (which is currently in search of a title) to be released in the summer of 2010.

Also news on the TV Show Morganville Vampires:

Following on the escalating success of the four cult novels around the world, the Noel Gay Motion Picture Company is in discussion with Film Sales Agents & Distributors.

 

 

  
Patricia Briggs’ Series Optioned

“50 Canon, the production outfit of director Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), has optioned Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series.”  
 

House of Night” Series Optioned

‘Producers Michael Birnbaum and Jeremiah Chechik have used their own coin to option screen rights to the House of Night, a series of nine young adult novels by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast.’

 

  
 

From Kelley Armstong:

“My Story arc for Angel comics from IDW, called ‘Angel:Aftermath” has launched.  The first issue came out Feb. 25th and th enext will follow in late March.  There will be five issues total.”

I have made the difficult decision to make Book 9 the last Weather Warden novel. Truly, it’s been an amazing experience writing that series, but I want to give Joanne and David (and Lewis and Rahel and Cherise and everybody else) the chance at having a non-crisis-related existence, and a little happiness. Also, life without a cliffhanger interruption. So — Book 8 continues Joanne’s pursuit of Bad Bob, and Book 9 will, finally, bring resolution to the Wardens and Djinn (and regular people, too). I expect Book 9 (which is currently in search of a title) to be released in the summer of 2010.

Also news on the TV Show Morganville Vampires:

Following on the escalating success of the four cult novels around the world, the Noel Gay Motion Picture Company is in discussion with Film Sales Agents & Distributors.

 

 

  
Patricia Briggs’ Series Optioned

“50 Canon, the production outfit of director Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), has optioned Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series.”  
 

House of Night” Series Optioned

‘Producers Michael Birnbaum and Jeremiah Chechik have used their own coin to option screen rights to the House of Night, a series of nine young adult novels by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast.’

 

  
 

From Kelley Armstong:

“My Story arc for Angel comics from IDW, called ‘Angel:Aftermath” has launched.  The first issue came out Feb. 25th and th enext will follow in late March.  There will be five issues total.”

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6 Responses to “Urban Tales”

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