Movie News: Wither and The Chemical Garden Trilogy

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.


10 thoughts on “Movie News: Wither and The Chemical Garden Trilogy

  1. Cheyenne Williams says:

    Being the ginormous fan of these books that I am, I’m hugely excited about this news! (Just like when I found out about The Hunger Games movie months and months ago.)

    I’m hoping now with the crazy success of The Hunger Games, movie makers will realize how much keeping the movie close to the book helps the success of the movie. I really think with all the fan involvement nowadays, there could be a lot more faithful adaptions because the people making the movies know how important it is to the fans of the original story.

    Or at least that’s what I’m hoping. I hope we see many more YA books making it to the big screen in the future! (:

    • Katie says:

      I hear ya… I would be so stoked for a Wither movie. I always get nervous when I hear rumors that a favorite book is going to be turned into a movie. I’m so afraid it’s going to ruin it!

      • Adrienne Danielle Brown says:

        I feel the same way! I think the whole trilogy should be made into a movie/movies! I just finished reading Sever the last book and this series is SO good!

  2. Nikora says:

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG if this is true I cant wait to see it I’ve read theses books like a million times and I will never get sick of this beautiful story I can’t wait to see it on the big screen I’ve always imagined Sasha Pieterse as Rhine

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