Optimistic Gamemakers: Roth’s Chosen Ones Movie Rights Already Sold.

See news item here.

The deal marks a reunion of the team that brought Divergent to the big screen: [Erik] Feig acquired the rights to Divergent when he was the head of Summit Entertainment and will now produce, as will Pouya Shahbazian, one of the original Divergent producers. Roth will also act as a producer.

Wow!  There is clearly optimism here especially considering 1) how the Divergent franchise overplayed its hand and imploded and 2) that Hollywood seems to have passed on Roth’s Carve the Mark duology.

This makes me hopeful that the early positive reviews of this volume are deserved. But, if I were Ms. Roth, I would have made purchase of the film right contingent on a producer pledge not to get greedy.  And perhaps asked Mr. Feig to write this 100 times or so, first.


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