WARDED/PAINTED MAN OPTIONED
Hang onto your robes because it has been announced that Peter V Brett's, "The Warded Man", has been optioned for film. It also seems as though Brett is adapting the book into screenplay himself, which is just awesome.
Variety.com had this to say about the big news:
“This is a big action franchise with a deeply complex and darkly compelling hero at the center,” said Seldin, who also serves as president of Atlas Comics.
Futterman said, “Peter has created a fresh and new look at humanity’s future, and has very quickly established himself as one of the hottest new talents in the sci-fi/fantasy genre.”
New Harlem is currently engaging with financiers and distribution partners for the project. Seldin’s producing credits include “The A-Team.”
Following the adventures of Arlen Bales, and other ragtag characters, "The Warded Man" is unlike anything I've read before in fantasy. It's certainly exciting news to hear, especially when you know how awesome a movie would be, based off the books.
I encourage you to try Brett's books - they're incredible and the narrative (especially book 2 onwards) is unique.