The seemingly never ending stream of books headed for the big screen continues. Mind you, I prefer that to the endless remakes the folks in Hollywood seem to be intent upon of late, but I digress.
Winning the “Seriously? They’re going to film that?” award this time around is Chariots of the Gods? by Erich Von Daniken. According to SciFi Wire, this non-fiction book is being made into a Science Fiction film. It’s currently in development with a tentative 2012 release date.
Sarah Mylnowski’s teen fantasy book Gimme a Call is also beginning the journey to the big screen. It’s in development right now, and they’re giving it a release date sometime in 2011.
The rights for The Stoneheart Trilogy by Charlie Fletcher have been picked up. One assumes that they will start with Stoneheart, but the imdb is listing the trilogy as one entity. Mind you, there is a listing for “Stoneheart,” but no way to tell if it’s the correct one. The trilogy is in development with a 2012 release date.