Monday, July 30, 2012

Soulless... In a Theater Near You?

Ack! I know I haven't been posting and I'm sorry, but I had to share this awesome news from Publisher's Marketplace:

NYT bestselling author Gail Carriger's SOULLESS, a humorous Jane Austen-style steampunk fantasy about an avowed spinster who, being soulless, can negate supernatural ability and is thus shunned by London's society vampires until one rudely attacks her, upsetting the social balance and revealing a dark cult, to Parallel Films with screenwriter Ted Elliot (Pirates of The Caribbean and Shrek) attached, by Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency, Michael Cendejas of Lynn Pleshette Agency, and Wayne Alexander of ANLF.

That's right, folks! Film rights to SOULLESS have been sold! For reals! I loved this book and can't wait to hear more about a film adaptation. I know that doesn't guarantee it'll be made into a movie, but with a screenwriter attached, that's a good sign. I just hope the movie can match the amazing imagery in my head! ;)

Anyone else love this book, or am I the only one? I kind of have a bit of an author-crush on Gail Carriger, to be quite honest. I mean, who wouldn't after reading this author bio?:

Ms. Carriger writes steampunk urbane fantasy comedies of manners to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. Ms. Carriger then traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in her handbag. She now resides in the Colonies, surrounded by a harem of shoes, where she insists on tea imported directly from London and cats that pee into toilets. She is fond of teeny tiny hats and tropical fruit. Her Parasol Protectorate books are all New York Times Bestsellers.

Yay! I can't wait!


Krispy said...

No, this is very exciting! I loved Soulless and think it would make a fun movie. :) I still need to read the last 2 books!

Katrina L. Lantz said...

Squee!!! <-- I'm that excited. This is awesome news. And the screenwriter for the pirates movies? That's just perfect! Can't wait to see what they come up with, and I'm happy to see Gail Carriger get this kind of attention. She's also one of those super nice authors who actually responds to fans on twitter. Love her!

Saundra said...

I just found this series last month and i'm so excited to get this news! The entire time I've been reading I've thought, oh this would make such an exciting movie! I think it would have a lil bit of "league of extraordinary gentlemen" to it! I'm hoping for this movie!