We’d like to congratulate our friend, (and September Featured Author), Cherie Priest on selling the rights to her Steampunk novel Boneshaker to Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media Group and Hammer Films. According to Variety:
Hammer has acquired the rights to the novel. Project will be co-produced by Hammer and Cross Creek Pictures and co-financed by Exclusive and Cross Creek. John Hilary Shepherd (“Nurse Jackie”) is writing the screenplay. Hammer head of production Tobin Armbrust is overseeing.
Boneshaker is set in 1880s Seattle and tells the story of Briar Wilkes, and the search for her son in the zombie-infested remnants of Seattle. The novel, published in 2009 by Tor Books, is the first in a series set in the period, which has Priest has dubbed the Clockwork Century. Second novel “Dreadnought” was published in 2010, and the third, “Ganymede,” was recently released. Tor Books is releasing the fourth in the series, “Inexplicables,” in 2012, and last week announced a deal with Priest for her to write a fifth. That book will be called “Fiddlehead.”
Congratulations, Cherie. We’re looking forward to seeing Boneshaker on the big screen!