News has it that Chris Columbus’ production company, 1492 Pictures, has picked up the film rights for Charle Yu’s How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe. This follows on the heels of similar announcements for Lauren Beukes’ Zoo City and Cherie Priest’s Boneshaker.
The film will be produced by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone), Michael Barnathan (ditto), and Mark Radcliffe (ditto), with Brendan Bellomo (a short film maker) set to direct.
No word yet on when the film will hit theaters, but it’ll probably be in the next year or so.
Congratulations to Mr. Yu!