Film rights to sci-fi ebook Wool purchased
Ridley Scott and 20th Century Fox have picked up the film rights to ebook author Hugh C. Howey's post-apocalyptic science fiction novella Wool. The film will be produced through Ridley and his brother Tony Scott's production company Scott Free. Set in a future world devastated by toxic waste, most human survivors dwell underground in huge missile silos. Those who can't abide by the rules down below or who don't want to live there, who choose to live up top, are criminals. A silo sheriff investigates the mysterious death of his wife, discovering what she knew about the world above. What he finds out reverberates through the rest of the Silo series.
It's too early to tell if this will ever actually get made, but if it does it might make for something special considering Scott's track record with science fiction.
Wool was originally self-published as an ebook, but it was purchased last week by Random House UK's Century imprint for hardcover and paperback sales. The book was bid on by a number of publishers during an auction at the London Book Fair, with Random House winning out.
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