Australian authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff have signed a deal with Brad Pitt’s movie production company, Plan B Entertainment (along with Warner Bros.) to turn their young adult thriller Illuminae into a major Hollywood film.
Since it hit the shelves, the book – which is told through a dossier of found documents, classified files, texts, instant messages and spaceship schematics – has garnered rave reviews, skyrocketing it to the New York Times Young Adult Hardcover Bestseller list in its first week.
Pitt will produce the film along with his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner. The search for a screen writer has now begun.
Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Kady and Ezra thought their break-up was messy until they witnessed their entire world literally falling apart. Now they’re piecing together what’s left of their lives, and their romance, and trying to survive an intergalactic war. An innovatively designed story that’s best described as Battlestar Galactica meets 10 Things I Hate About You.
The year is 2575, and two rival mega-corporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, exes Kady and Ezra – who are barely even talking to each other – are forced to fight … Read more.
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