Lauren DeStefano is officially among a string of authors to have her books optioned to be a major motion picture. Prospect Park and Violet House Productions have acquired the rights to Wither, the first book in the Chemical Garden Trilogy.
Normally, I would be all “OH NO THEY DIDN’T!” especially with a book that I am so ridiculously in love with. But the recent success of The Hunger Games and the fact that, ya know, the movie is actually freaking awesome and not a disaster (see: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) has restored my faith in book-to-movie adaptations.
Obviously since they’re only discussing rights and whatnot it will be quite sometime before we can even begin to discuss possible casting or how they’re going to produce such a film. And, of course, there’s always the chance that the movie will slip through the cracks and will never actually be made (see: Looking for Alaska). Not that I’m rooting for that to happen! Provided they do it justice a la The Hunger Games, then I’d be ecstatic to see Wither come to the big screen.