Friday, September 11, 2015

IMMORTALS Movie Option!

True love never dies...

As an author, one of the questions I get asked the most is- "When is The Immortals going to become a movie?"

Well, after a bit of a hiatus, I finally have some news to share!

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The Immortals series has just been optioned for film!

Here's the Publisher's Marketplace announcement:

September 11, 2015
Film rights 
NYT bestselling author Alyson Noel's THE IMMORTALS, to Gil Adler, producer of Valkyrie and Jason Rosenberg, by Bill Contardi at Brandt & Hochman.

As most of my readers know by now, The Immortals was inspired by a time of deep grief. I'd just lost 3 loved ones in a short time, only to learn that my husband had leukemia and I might lose him as well (he's in full remission now). I started writing the first book, Evermore as a way to try to make sense of my loss and find answers to all the questions I was grappling with at the time. I had no plans to publish it back then, I simply wrote it for me. It was only when I reached the end, that I realized it was merely the start of a much bigger journey, and I figured I may as well show it to my publisher and see if they were interested.

Leading up to its release, my expectations for Evermore were low. There was no book tour, no big publicity push, but somehow the readers managed to find it. And by the end of its first week in print it hit the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestsellers lists, and was optioned for film. The series went on to spend 65 consecutive weeks on the New York Times list - 15 of those weeks at #1! It was translated into 36 languages, sold millions of copies, and became an international bestseller which allowed me to travel the world, doing book tours on 4 continents and meeting all the incredible readers and leaning their stories. The Immortals series changed my life in innumerable ways, and believe me, I don't say that to brag or gloat, I say it because as someone who grew up under extremely humble circumstances, I learned to keep my dreams small and contained. I didn't dare let myself dream quite that big. But life and The Immortals both taught me that the only limits I ever truly had, were the ones I placed on myself.

So yeah, I would love for The Immortals to become either a movie or a TV show. Not just because it would fulfill a dream of mine to see Summerland (and Damen, Roman, and Jude!) brought to life, but also to fulfill the wishes of so many fans who are always asking me if there's any movie news.

Well, today, there is! And I'm so excited to have producers Gil Adler and Jason Rosenberg on board. Here's hoping they're able to make it happen!

Peace * Joy * Love


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