It’s official, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars will be adapted into a feature film! Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories, and Keith Calder and Jess Wu Calder’s Snoot Entertainment have optioned the rights to the film. Christopher Paolini and his sister, Angela Paolini, will collaborate on the screenplay and serve as Executive Producers.
From Deadline Hollywood:
“Christopher’s dazzling novel is so intelligent, ambitious, and exhilarating that I couldn’t put it down,” Papandrea said. “I was immediately captivated by Kira’s epic emotional journey, set against the backdrop of a heroic intergalactic quest to save humanity. Christopher’s capacity for detailed worldbuilding, action-packed adventure, and rich character development is truly unparalleled, and we couldn’t be more excited about working with him and Angela to bring this tour de force space opera to the big screen.”
“I can’t think of a more urgent time to get involved in a project that has a Latinx heroine who, through her unshakable belief in the good in humanity, embarks on a mission to try to save the universe. We are so honored to be working with Christopher, Angela and the Made Up Stories team to tell this story now, when we as a society are at a moral crossroads, and we hope that this project can help show the path forward through this darkness,” said Jess Wu Calder.
“Angela and I are incredibly excited to be working with Made Up Stories and Snoot Entertainment to bring this story to the silver screen,” said Christopher Paolini. “This book has been my passion project for over seven years, and I can’t wait to share it with audiences across the world. Bruna, Steve, Jess, Keith, and the rest of their teams are the perfect partners for To Sleep In a Sea of Stars. Their talent and enthusiasm are inspiring, and l couldn’t ask for a better creative home. In these difficult times, it’s all the more important that we remember to look at the stars and dream of a better future.”
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