Incredibly, this headline is not fake news.
Even though I've had a whole year to absorb the shock and the divine majesty of all this, it still feels utterly surreal and amazing.
Yes, Imagine Entertainment, the Hollywood production company founded by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, have optioned my novel The Last Days Of Jack Sparks. They've made huge Ron movies like Apollo 13, The Da Vinci Code and Frost/Nixon, as well as the likes of 8 Mile, Katy Perry: Part Of Me and the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower.
I'm writing the first draft of the Sparks screenplay as we speak, and I'm having a real blast.
As for more details, I promised that my newsletter subscribers would hear those first. So if you'd like to hear how this development deal came about, or what it's like to have a meeting with Ron Howard, sign up to the free mailing list below!
I'll also be talking about the deal in the next issue of the mighty Starburst magazine, out April 21. Oh, and the US paperback edition of the book is imminent: April 4 through Orbit Books. Shriek soon!
P.S. Another good reason to join my mailing list: in a few days' time, I'll pick one subscriber to win a signed US hardback edition of The Last Days Of Jack Sparks, which I'll send anywhere in the world!
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I'm a writer of stuff, including Doctor Who, Friday The 13th and Beast In The Basement. My latest release is the Orbit Books novel The Last Days Of Jack Sparks.
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