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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Books Turned Into Film News:

For those of you who love The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, this news will probably excite you!

"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."

Read the rest here.

Also, for all of the Private fans out there ... there will be a "web series" made! I've never watched a web series or heard of it but it's better than nothing right? You can audition here. You can learn more about the web series here.

I haven't read either of these books yet but you can be sure that we'll be reviewing them.

**Thanks to The Book Reader for the news!**


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