The film adaptation of the YA novel UNWIND has moved into pre-production, according to Neal Shusterman!
It happens far too often: A book is optioned for film and fans eagerly await news. Sometimes it takes years. Many times, it doesn’t come at all. Thankfully, Neal Shusterman has assured his fans that the film adaptation of UnWind has moved past the unsure optioning phase!
The author gave fans the good news via tumblr:
Constantin Films has slated the film for production in April 2016, with Roger Avary directing. The script, written by Roger and Gala Avary, is being fine-tuned, and the opening teaser is currently being filmed to be shown at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and American Film Market (AFM).
Perhaps the most exciting tidbit? Neal Shusterman says the casting process for the main characters (though he didn’t specify, we assume he means Connor, Risa, and Lev) has begun! Here’s hoping we get casting news sooner rather than later!
Connor, Risa, and Lev are running for their lives.
The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child “unwound,” whereby all of the child’s organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn’t technically end. Connor is too difficult for his parents to control. Risa, a ward of the state, is not enough to be kept alive. And Lev is a tithe, a child conceived and raised to be unwound. Together, they may have a chance to escape and to survive.