For every success story like Colin Trevorrow and his billion dollar breaking transition from “Safety Not Guaranteed” to “Jurassic World,” there are countless others who couldn’t quite make the indie leap. Sometimes it’s the scale of the project that’s overwhelming or the machinations of studio politics that does them in, but it’s not an easy journey to make. However, Matt Sobel is going to give it a try.
The indie director who made his feature debut with “Take Me To The River,” which premiered at Sundance earlier this year, has been tapped to helm the adaptation of Maggie Stiefvater’s YA bestseller, “The Scorpio Races.” The project has some heavy talent behind it with Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg producing, and Jack Thorne (“How I Live Now,” “This Is England,” “Skins“) penning the script. As for the story, it’s about uh, apocalyptic horse racing or something. Here’s the book synopsis:
Something tells me Sean and Puck are going to fall for each other, but maybe that’s just me. Anyway, if you read the book, let us know what you think about a movie version below. [Deadline]