According to Cinema Blend, Warner Brothers announced yesterday that they acquired the rights to Dan Krokos book, The Planet Thieves, which means yet another YA book turned into movie is happening.
That really isn’t too crazy, I mean YA books are turning into movies all the time now.
…Except for the fact that the book isn’t out yet. It won’t be released until May 2013 (check it out on Goodreads)
YA Book Turned to Movie
From my recent 2013 book-to-movie list, you can see that a ton of books are making the jump to the big screen. The book’s premise is:
“Star Trek meets Rick Riordan
When the crew of the SS Egypt gets massacred by an alien race, Mason Stark, a thirteen-year-old cadet in the Earth Space Command, must lead his fellow cadets in a daring surprise attack to retake the ship, and recover a stolen technology that could spell the end of planet Earth.”
The book sounds pretty cool to me. I did just read Kroko’s False Memory, so I know he can do sci-fi pretty well.
I think that the movie can only help the book, right? I now 1. heard about the book and 2. want to read it before the movie comes out. Pretty slick deal.