Now that vampires are losing a tiny bit of their box office steam, Hollywood is busy searching out the next big monstrous thing. Zombies have always had good staying power and as for werewolves? Who doesn’t love a big fuzzy?
According to Variety The Gotham Group (Abduction) has optioned big screen rights to Benjamin Percy’s werewolf book proposal Red Moon.
Described as an alternate history tome, the story is set in a post-9/11 world of xenophobia in which the long-persecuted Lycans live among humans. The story kicks off with a Lycan uprising that results in a clash of civilizations. The book proposal was acquired in a publishing house bidding war by Grand Central in a deal pegged at $500,000.
Gotham was slipped a copy of the proposal by Percy’s publishing agent, Holly Frederick of Curtis Brown, and pounced on the material. Percy, a creative writing professor at Iowa State University, is the author of wilderness adventure story The Wilding and has published two books of short stories and a graphic novel, Refresh, Refresh.
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