I saw on the internet that I’d Tell You I Love You but Then I’d Have to Kill You is going to be a movie released in 2012. Is that true?
No. Sadly, the internet lies.
But IMDB says that Love You Kill You is in development and WILL be a movie!
With all due respect to IMBD it is a website and it is not as “in the loop” as it would like to think it is. Sorry.
I heard that I’d Tell You I Love You but Then I’d Have to Kill You has been optioned by Walt Disney. Then I heard it was optioned by Walden Media. Which is true?
Both. And neither.
You see, Hollywood is a fickle, crazy place and projects tend to move around quite a bit. Back in 2005 LYKY was, in fact, optioned by Walt Disney studios. About a year later, however, Disney sold the option to a production company called Walden Media.
In June 2009 the Walden Media option expired, meaning that for the first time since LYKY was in its infancy I have the movie rights again—me! I have them! Yay!
This means that when people in Hollywood are interested in LYKY they have to call my film agent and present us with offers and we get to be really, really picky about who might be involved in any future movies.
I’m confident that we will re-option the Gallagher Girls in the future, but right now I’m just being really, really picky because what I keep hearing from all of you is that you’d rather have no movie than a bad movie.
Does that mean you’ll be making the movie yourself?
No, I’m afraid I have neither the resources nor the expertise to make something like that happen.
Does that mean you can get me a role in the movie?
No. I’m afraid that if we re-option the rights the same rules will apply and, once again, I will be totally out-of-the-loop when it comes to casting.
If they ever have open casting calls for the movie, will you let me know?
I’m afraid that there really is no movie in the works at this time. However, should I ever hear about a casting call that I think my readers will be interested in, I will post it on my blog, twitter, and in my newsletter.