Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Disillusionists might become a TV show!

Like many Americans, I am a great fan of TV, and have many opinions and fierce attachments to various shows. So as you can imagine, I’m beyond thrilled that the Disillusionists has been optioned by the production company Fishbowl Media for possible development for TV!!

Here is the announcement from Publisher’s Marketplace:

Carolyn Crane's The Disillusionist Trilogy, about a psychological hit squad of misfits and neurotics who reform criminals by pumping them full of their negative energy, pitched as Heroes meets Inception, optioned to FishBowl Media, by Shari Smiley at CAA, on behalf of Cameron McClure at Donald Maass.
What what what will it be like?

Yippee!

When something gets optioned, it’s not actually sold. It’s more like the rights are rented for a year or some other specified time period. Fishbowl Media would use this time to work out and pitch the show to…um, I think networks. Then, if somebody picks it up, they would buy the rights.

I’m so excited to learn more about what they envision. I enjoyed Heroes, and I really REALLY enjoyed Inception. So I’m sure I’ll like what they have in mind.

Also, I’m burning with curiosity on how they’ll translate it to screen, because the books are quite psychological, but I'm sure they have ideas. And far more psychological books than mine have been made into shows and movies that I have come to love. My prime example is Remains of the Day. I was like, How the hell do you make that into a movie? But it was awesome.

Screenwriters and TV people bring new ideas and worldviews to books. Even though I would not be involved, I feel like they are sort of collaborators after my part is over.

Anyway, sometimes these options just run out and nothing happens at all, but still. Quite exciting! What are your favorite movies or TV shows that have been made out of books?

PS: I'm going out of town this weekend, so not around much. Also, don't forget to enter my contest below!

48 comments:

Chris said...

*touch you*

Woot! That's very cool! :D

True Blood! Except the show is diverging more and more from the book - and the more it does, the more I like it. :)

Carolyn Crane said...

Or, of course, there's our old friend Dresden Files!

Carolyn Crane said...

So loved what they did with Bob. I would love to see that actor in something else, wasn't he the best?

limecello said...

WHEEEEEEEE

Ann Aguirre said...

So cool!

Carolyn said...

Oh my! That would be SUCH an amazing show. Yay!!!!!!!

Congratulations and I hope the do make the show because it would be so fun to watch!

Pamela {Spaz} said...

AAAAAAAHHHH!!! THIS IS SO COOL!!!

Congratulations on having your series get such a nod of approval :) Now give us book 3 pleeeeeease :)

amyt865 said...

This is AWESOME!!! Congrats Carolyn!

Let us know if there is a address your fans can email to support a TV show!

OMG, who, who, who could play my sexy Packard???

WickedLilPixie said...

STFU! Whoo Hoo!!

Chelsea / Vampire Book Club said...

So so so so so happy for you.

Very cool. Would love to see how they'd translate it to screen.

Fiction Vixen said...

Well shiznit! This is awesome news. Congratulations!!! My mind is currently buzzing trying to cast the characters. zomg!!

Anna said...

Congrats Carolyn!

I loved Bob too. :)

B.E. Sanderson said...

Wow, that's awesome news. I really hope the option turns into production. I'd love to see how they would put your work onto the screen - especially the small one. I've got my fingers crossed for you. =o)

Carolyn Crane said...

Thanks you guys! I really hope it happens - it would be so strange and wild to watch it as another imagines it. And casting...the mind boggles.

J.A. Saare said...

That's fantastic news! Keep us posted. :)

Blodeuedd said...

That would just be the coolest thing ever :D

~evening-green~ said...

awesome news congrats, it would be great to see a tv adaption. I like watching series, but I usually haven't read the book they've been based on, if the show is interesting enough I will want to read the book though.
I think one of my favourite movie adaptions is Persuasion from 1995 with Amanda Root and Ciarán Hinds.

Smash Attack! said...

WOW! How exciting! I am keeping my fingers crossed. :)

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Keeping my fingers crossed! I loved Heroes! :)

Kaetrin said...

Awesome opportunity CJ!!! Fingers crossed it makes it to air! I'm so excited for you. :)

Penelope said...

So cool!!!!! Way to go, Carolyn!

KB/KT Grant said...

WOW! Ahem, Ryan Reynolds should play Packard. ;)

For some reason I see Jimmy Smits as the hat wearing hot cuke man.

The Queen B said...

Yaaaaaaay!! This is truly awesomesauce. Congrats!

Bells said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed! I think this is an awesome idea and would love to watch this!

I would love to see yummy Packard on the screen and Otto and his beret! Awesomeness!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh oh oh! Congrats! I hope they do pick it up. I would love to watch this. :) And I have to say I loved both the shows they are comparing it too. So, you HAVE to keep us posted and let us know what you find out. If it does get picked up and comes out I need a day, time, and channel. I know I'm way ahead of myself, but I think this would be a cool show. ;D YEah!!!

A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

That is awesome news! I think it would make a great tv show!

Dawn said...

Congratulations. That is exciting news.

Elishia said...

WOW!!! That is so exciting!

I love TV adaptations, way more then movie... less things get cut out!

Sandy Williams said...

Oh, sweet! Congratulations! I love how Hollywood is picking up more paranormal shows these days. Crossing my fingers they decide to pursue yours. Keep up informed!

Sandy

JenB said...

w00t! Go you! Congrats and good luck. :)

Julia Broadbooks said...

Squeeeee!!!

I'm so very thrilled for you. This is going to be amazing.

Jill Sorenson said...

OMFG!!!!!!

So happy for you!! Dude, what a great pitch for a show (Heroes meets Inception).

I'm so excited I'm going to pee my pants! Can't wait to see what happens!! This is the BEST NEWS EVER!!!!

Has said...

I'm so happy for you!!!! I hope it does get picked up!!! Congrats!

Patti (Book Addict) said...

OMG! How cool is that!?! Congratulations!

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

YAY!! *jumps up and down and squees* CONGARTULATIONS Carolyn! :-D I could only be happier if it was the actual news of the series premiereing! What wonderful news, and I am curious to see how they would translate to the screen parts of the novel. I am thrilled! So hope the Disillusionist trilogy will be made into a series. And that it will be done soon! (patience isn't my greatest quality lol ;-p)

So happy! :-D

LSUReader said...

What great news! Congrats. Fingers crossed.

woolydaisy said...

congrats chica!!!

Julie said...

I just commented at your 'other place' but I'm gonna comment here too. WOOOOOT! Go you! And why did they pick your books? Because they rock!

Joanna Chambers aka Tumperkin said...

Soooo huge!!!!

It could be so wonderful. That ongoing love triange is JUST the kind of thing that works brilliantly on TV.

Carolyn Crane said...

Hey! Thanks so much. You guys make having fun news doubly fun. We'll see what happens!

Christine said...

That would be SO cool!!! ... and possibly just the show to actually get me to watch TV! lol

Sullivan McPig said...

A tv show based on your books would be so cool! I'll keep my trotters crossed for you.

kylie said...

Exciting news, indeed. Thanks for sharing!

orannia said...

A belated but very heartfelt congrats! That's fantastic!

Vickie said...

ROCKIN' NEWS!!
Congratulations!

Shows from books I dig:
True Blood
Dresden Files
Nancy Drew
Hardy Boys
Game of Thrones

merry_luvs_ny said...
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merry_luvs_ny said...

This is AMAZING news, Carolyn. Congratulations! I hope they'll do your superb and perfect series justice with a kickass cast and script! Who will play Deckard, that's the million dollar question!
(@OzNYCaficionado on Twitter)

Nicola O. said...

WOWOWOWOWOW! That must be very exciting, even if the end result is far from certain. Very happy for you!