So…earlier this week, THIS happened.
Here I am pictured with Brownstone Productions, specifically Max Handelman, Elizabeth Banks (yes, that Elizabeth Banks) and Allison Small.
These are three of the wonderful and very smart people who are working to make Heist Society a movie, and I was so excited to get to go to their offices to talk about the script and the progress they’ve made so far. (Which is incredibly impressive because, again, they’re very smart.)
Now, as soon as I posted this pic Monday afternoon the internet exploded into a chorus of “IS HEIST SOCIETY GOING TO BE A MOVIE!?!”
The answer, as always, is maybe.
Brownstone and Lionsgate (the studio that brought you Hunger Games, Divergent, Twilight, and many other great movies) optioned the rights to Heist Society about eighteen months ago.
Are they making progress? Yes! Is it a sure thing yet? Not quite.
But we are getting closer, and I know that even if nothing gets made it won’t be for lack of trying.
Hollywood is a strange place. There are hundreds or even thousands of factors that go into making a movie, and no one person controls them all. There are a ton of moving pieces, and I can assure you that those pieces are being handled by the best possible people, and that they want a movie just as badly as we do.
In the meantime, I had a great time getting to meet them and seeing their offices (which, as you can see, were aca-awesome) …
It was incredibly cool just to drive across the Universal Studios lot, past places where people like Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, and Stephen Spielberg have worked.
I was also able to take other meetings in town and meet with even more people who are interested in my work. There’s nothing I can share right now, but if and when I can tell you all about it, rest assured I will.
In the meantime, keep on reading and have a great summer!