Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda to be produced by The Fault in Our Stars production company
Deadline just released the news that the popular book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli was just acquired by Fox 2000 and will be adapted into a movie.
The studio bought Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda, a debut novel by Becky Albertelli that will be produced by Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner (The Fault In Our Stars) of Temple Hill, and Pouya Shahbazian (Divergent) of New Leaf. The script will be written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger, who planned to pitch studios all over town, only to see Elizabeth Gabler’s division quickly take it off the table, preemptively.
Considering who is producing the film, it has a very strong chance of becoming another success for the YA genre, which doesn’t seem to be flaming out as soon as others might’ve predicted or wanted to. Despite the label, YA categorized books are a major influence in the same group of people movie studios are trying to grab the attention of, so it’s no surprise that yet another will be adapted.
Now, if only all the studios can take their cues from producer Wyck Godfrey and give the fans what they want, all will be good.
About the book:
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.