We’ve been waiting patiently to see what’s on the horizon for Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose director Scott Derrickson. With his new flick Beware the Night now filming, the answer has come. Read on for details, and get excited, kids! This could be awesome!
According to author Drew Magary himself on Twitter, Derrickson has scored the film rights to Magary’s The Postmortal, which is also known as The End Specialist in the UK.
The book is described as a gripping, compulsive thriller set in a future where the cure for aging has been discovered with devastating consequences.
“You got me. I don’t want to die. I’m terrified of death. I fear there’s nothing beyond it and that this existence is the only one I’ll ever possess. That’s why I’m here.” (An excerpt from the digital journal of John Farrell, cure age 29, 2019.)
Humanity has witnessed its greatest scientific breakthrough yet: the cure for aging. Three injections and you’re immortal — not bulletproof or disease-proof, but you’ll never have to fear death by old age. For John Farrell, documenting the cataclysmic shifts to life after the cure becomes an obsession. Cure parties, cycle marriages, immortal livestock: the world is reveling in the miracles of eternal youth. But immortality has a sinister side, and when a pro-death terrorist explosion kills his newly-cured best friend, John soon realizes that even in a world without natural death, there is always something to fear. Now, John must make a new choice: run and hide forever, or stay and fight those who try to make immortal life a living hell. The e-book edition contains exclusive extra content – for those who want to find out even more consequences of the cure for aging.
Movie rights to The Postmortal have been optioned by writer/director @scottderrickson ("Sinister"). Wish him luck, everyone.
— Drew Magary (@drewmagary) July 30, 2013
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