Friday, July 27, 2012

ORIGIN Film Rights!

I can finally say it--


The film rights for Origin have been optioned!

So BASICALLY this is what is happening inside my head right now.

More details to come, I promise--I want to walk you guys through it all and share all the crazy happy feelings, but for now, enjoy my cheesy gifs, read the official press release from the Hollywood Reporter, and pre-order your copy of Origin!


So yes, the film rights have been optioned--but that doesn't mean I'm out buying a dress for the premiere just yet (though trust me--don't think I'm not prepared to do just that). Plenty of books get optioned and never made (but of course we have high hopes for Origin!) so questions like "When is it coming out?" and "Can I be an extra?" and "Who is playing Pia?" are still a bit premature. One step a time--and there are a lot of steps involved in making a movie--and this is only the very first step!


I can tell you now, though, that I am over-the-moon-and-somewhere-in-the-vicinity-of-the-late-Pluto thrilled to have Origin in the hands of Scott and Dylan over at Scott Pictures and Stone Village. I first talked to these guys several months ago, and was immediately impressed by their excitement for the book and their passion for bringing Pia, Eio, and the others to the big screen. I am so, so happy to work with this team and couldn't ask for anything more!


And I must shout out a humongoloid thank you to my agent Lucy Carson at the Friedrich Agency and my film agent Michelle Weiner at CAA for being so supportive, helpful, and fantastically savvy throughout this whole process. Honestly, I couldn't even begin to describe the awesome things to come without expressing the sheer magnificence of these ladies!


To stay updated on all things Origin, join my Facebook page--and check out the first three chapters for free on Penguin's newly launched Origin site!


Cheers!
Jess






12 comments:

  1. Woo hoo! Congratulations! Cant wait to read Origin, already have my copy preordered.

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  2. Thanks really exciting! Congratulations!

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  3. Woo hoo!!!!! Good for you! So exciting! I look forward to hearing more about this!

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  4. Congratulations!!! How exciting! :)

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  5. Congratulations! This is awesome! But the book hasn't even been released yet and it's already opined? This confuses me. I guess it must be an even better book than I anticipated.

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  6. Oh my God, so fantastic! You must be dying in every positive sense of the word. CONGRATULATIONS :D

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  7. I am inspired by and excited for your successes and I wish you the best!

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  8. Congratulations, Jessica. I saw this the other day, but was stuck in my writer's cave and unable to reply until now. You're on one heck of a ride. Enjoy it!
    Wishing you the very best - with everything.

    -Jimmy

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  9. YES! OMG I LOVE YOUR GOWNS PINTEREST PAGE! Lol.

    And

    C O n G R a Tu L A t I O n S !!!

    xo
    Shannon

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  10. This is SO AWESOME!! Congratulations! I'll keep my fingers crossed that Origin becomes a movie. ;)

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  11. Thanks for participated on the Scavenger hunt! I'm having a lot of fun!

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