DELIRIUM optioned for film by Fox 2000!

11:32 AM Posted by Ella Preuss

I'm sure you've already heard the news, but I still wanted to post it here.

Fox 2000 signed a first-look deal with Paper Lantern Lit, a company co-founded by Lauren Oliver and Lexa Hillyer that focuses on young readers and writers. The deal includes film rights to Oliver's second novel, Delirium, which was offered to Fox by Mazur/Kaplan Company, owned by producer Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan, owner of Books & Books, Miami, Fla. They will also produce Delirium, which is their second acquisition (after The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society).

Variety reported that Fox "has been more aggressive than its competitors recently in picking up rights to the high-profile young adult books on the market. Fox 2000 recently acquired rights to The Book Thief, a New York Times bestseller, and Incarceron, with Taylor Lautner attached to star.... Under the deal, Fox 2000 will have rights to develop and produce young adult work from both Oliver and Lantern's pool of authors. Last year, the shingle obtained rights to Oliver's flagship novel Before I Fall...."

Fox's president Elizabeth Gabler said, "We know there's a huge, really aggressive audience in young moviegoers. I think the trend right now is to look at things that are created for them." [Info via]
This means that both of Lauren's books will be turned into films! YAY! We're so excited!!!
Congrats Lauren, you definitely deserve it!

7 comments:

  1. Marquita Hockaday said...

    This is so awesome! She does deserve it and I hope it all works out. I'd love to see Before I Fall on the big screen :)

  2. Carina L. Tai said...

    Awesome! I knew the moment I saw it that Delirium would be a hit sensation :) It's amazing to see how things are picking up so quickly.

  3. A Backwards Story said...

    Congrats! I hope Fox does an amazing job with it. I can't wait to see it already!

  4. Hannah said...

    Hey Lauren!
    You came to my school and give an amazing talk a few weeks ago. We really appericiated it! I see Delirium books everywhere, which is big in my small,middle-of-nowhere, town in Ohio(Granville). I walked into Walmart today to pick up some supplies for my multigenre project and I saw a whole entire shelf deticated to your books, it was more room than twilight's shelf space, AND I happend to convince someone to buy Deliruim too! It was awesome and I felt like you need to know.

  5. Lauren Oliver said...

    Thanks all you lovelies...and Hannah, thanks so much for being my Walmart Book Pimp! :)

  6. Espana said...

    The author captured me just like she did with Delirium. When it ended, I really wanted more. It was just left hanging on an “oh, my god” moment. I would enjoy it if the author did another story or book in Hana’s point of view.

  7. Abbie Chmelka said...

    Will there be open auditions?! I'm so amazingly in love with this book I'd do anything to play a major role in the movie. <3

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