Tuesday, September 23, 2014

hoping for hollywood

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NYT bestselling author Grace Lin's Newbery Honor WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON, an Asian 'Wizard of Oz'-like adventure about a young girl on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon has been optioned to Original Force, LTD with Penney Finkelman Cox and Sandra Rabins producing and screenwriter Robert Reece attached to pen the adaptation, the deal was brokered by Rebecca Sherman at Writers House and Jason Dravis of Monteiro Rose Dravis Agency, Inc. on behalf of Lin.
Does that mean there's going to be a Where the Mountain Meet the Moon movie?!?

Well, not exactly.

From what I understand, selling a movie option is akin to getting a lottery ticket. Lots of options are bought, very few movies are really made. So, the chances are still pretty slim that there will be a movie.

However, selling the option does mean there IS a chance, right?  So, why not think about the most important question...What would I wear to the premiere?

idea for this photo completely stolen from Barbara O'Connor who will actually really have a movie to get dressed up for!

I'm leaning towards the red. What do you think?


DMS said...

How exciting! I would love to see the movie. :) Definitely the red dress. ~ Jess

Retno said...

It's such a beautiful story, and it has been on 4 stages or might even be more... It's time to be in movie... Exciting!!! :-)

aisu said...

I prefer the white dresses!

Grace Lin said...

Thanks, all! If the movie really happens, maybe i'll take a poll for the dress!

Heather Turk said...

I just finished the book with my 7th graders and they loved it!! All my students feel it needs to be made into a movie and I agree!! Great story!
Red dress :)