Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Magic Under Glass movie deal, Dark Metropolis update, and more!

Sooo I have some exciting news today! I had plans to like, draw pictures of Nimira and Erris sitting in a theater or wearing old-timey director's gear or peering out of dressing rooms or SOME kind of iconic movie imagery, but, well, I have been insanely busy and today I am actually HOME TO WRITE so I should probably actually do that, since I have deadlines and stuff. Sigh.

 But, here it is: MOVIE RIGHTS TO MAGIC UNDER GLASS SOLD! To Nostromo Pictures in Spain! (They make movies in English too. Here is an article about them, if you are curious: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118041742)

 So what does this mean? It means that they have bought the rights to try and make the movie. This takes a lot of time and effort and people and money, and if you know anything about books being optioned for movies, you know that of all the books optioned for movies, few of the movies ever actually happen. But I like to look on the bright side and think that of all the books that are made into movies, they all had to be optioned first. And I am SO very excited that they read the book and had a vision for a movie!

This also shows that SERIOUSLY YOU NEVER KNOW what might happen with a book. Magic Under Glass has been out for 2 1/2 years and I never dreamed it would attract a movie option, much less in Spain, which is one of a small handful of countries it was published in. Pretty awesome. 

Anyway, I also must tell you that I talked to the good folks at Hyperion lately and we're all in agreement that Dark Metropolis (new title pending) would be better as a Fall 2013 book. Yes, I hate that I'll be going a year and a half without a book out again, but, it will really only be a short bump, and the book will be better for it. I can't wait to see this book's cover and new title and see it take shape!

I also got my royalty statement for Between the Sea and Sky and...apparently rights sold in complex Chinese? If any reader happens to spot a Chinese cover for the book at any point, please do let me know! Asia gets my vote for continent with the best covers, usually, because they still seem to prefer illustrations there...

Also, while I have not been blogging HERE lately, I have been out and about the past few months. You still have time to : win a copy of Magic Under Stone with Misty at the Book Rat for Fairy Tale Fortnight. Also at the Book Rat, I talked about how Disney movies led me to love genies and a quest for genie lore, which culminated in Ifra the jinn in Magic Under Stone, while Misty did a fabulous Magic Under Stone review, and if you're not tired of Fairy Tale Fortnight yet, there is an interview with me at Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing.

I also did some DEEP THOUGHTS types of posts, one for Megan Crewe's The Ways We Struggle series here and one for Nova Ren Suma's Turning Points series here.

16 comments:

  1. So, now you can say, "They love me in Spain"?

    Congrats on the option and happy writing day!

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    1. I do say that. I don't know how sales are doing, but I'm feeling the love...!

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  2. I'm doing the happy dance for you, dear friend. You deserve all the good things now coming your way. xo

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  3. I can't even think of anything to say. Except...YYYAAAAYYY!!! Ahem. Gosh, I hope they make it! And I just remembered Guillermo De Toro is Spanish. Oh my God. *Bites hand with excitement*

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    1. Heehee...you and everyone else who loves movies will shake their head at me, I had to look up what Guillermo del Toro has actually done.

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  4. Congrats! Wow! I do think Magic Under Glass would make a great movie. I haven't read Magic Under Stone yet; Rick hid it somewhere in our avalanche of books. But I will soon (I hope).

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  5. Huzzah! Really brilliant news. I love that book. :)

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  6. Snoopy dancing for you! It's a fabulous book and I've always thought it would make a great movie!

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  7. Congrats! This is exciting news!

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  8. HOW DID I MISS THIS?? YAY for you, for Magic Under Glass and for SPAIN! So exciting!!

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    1. Hopefully because you were busy writing when I announced it! =D

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  9. Will you be at the book signing at Valley mall? Also this book looks really good im looking forward to read it!

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  10. I Can't wait to see The Magic Under Glass Movie.

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