TFIOS producer Wyck Godfrey has also signed on to produce the adaptation of Veronica Roth’s short story INERTIA.
Despite all the trouble with the movie adaptation of Veronica Roth‘s third book, Allegiant, which is now being developed for the small screen, another of Roth’s stories is getting a chance on the big screen. Deadline released the news that the movie rights to the author’s short story, Inertia, has been purchased by Fox 2000. Not only that, but Temple Hill partners Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen have signed on to produce the film, along with Pouya Shahbazian.
The story blends elements of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and 500 Days of Summer in a love story tha takes place in the near future where technology allows for “last visitations.” That is a process in which a person can be connected to the consciousness of another nearing death. When Claire’s estranged best friend Matt is left in critical condition after a terrible car accident, she unexpectedly learns he’s requested their two minds be connected before he passes. Together they revisit their shared past, reliving the highs and lows of their relationship, and make new discoveries about the future they might have shared.
Temple Hill has produced the YA adaptations The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns and The Maze Runner. Shahbazian and Temple Hill are reteaming at Fox 2000, where they now are casting the Greg Berlanti-directedSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Shahbazian just produced the Cannes Grand Jury Prize winner American Honey, and he’s developing The Selection at Warner Bros with Thea Sharrock (Me Before You) directing, and Red Queen at Universal with Elizabeth Banks directing.
Inertia was published last May as one of twelve love stories under the Summer Days & Summer Nights anthology book, which was edited by author Stephanie Perkins.
Now, we’re not saying that this will be a guaranteed success for Roth adaptations, but considering that Godfrey’s involved with the movie, we’re hopeful for it.