Movie Monday (Wither)

Monday, February 06, 2012

Breaking News!

Well, it is not much of any news really, since this post must be weeks overdue.  There is not much to say about the movie itself either because it is still in its baby steps of transforming into one.  Wither by Lauren DeStefano has been optioned for film.  I have not read the book, but plan to soon, because it sounds awesome.  I look forward to seeing yet another dystopian novel come to the big screen.  With this year's Hunger Games coming in March, I can't wait to see what Wither will have.  Check it out:

By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are seeking a miracle antidote to restore the human race, desperate orphans crowd the population, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and young girls are being kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to bear more children.When Rhine is kidnapped and sold as a bride, she vows to do all she can to escape. Her husband, Linden, is hopelessly in love with her, and Rhine can't bring herself to hate him as much as she'd like to. He opens her to a magical world of wealth and illusion she never thought existed, and it almost makes it possible to ignore the clock ticking away her short life. But Rhine quickly learns that not everything in her new husband's strange world is what it seems. Her father-in-law, an eccentric doctor bent on finding the antidote, is hoarding corpses in the basement. Her fellow sister wives are to be trusted one day and feared the next, and Rhine is desperate to communicate to her twin brother that she is safe and alive. Will Rhine be able to escape--before her time runs out?
Together with one of Linden's servants, Gabriel, Rhine attempts to escape just before her seventeenth birthday. But in a world that continues to spiral into anarchy, is there any hope for freedom?-- Goodreads
This sounds fantastic, right?  Can't wait until the movie!  Check out HERE for full details.  Are you looking forward to this one?

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  1. Sweet! I read the book last year and really enjoyed it. I loved the complex relationship between Rhine and her sister-wives, although I found the world's history to lack believability at times.

  2. a great story! would like to grab 1

  3. I still have to read Wither to. Always exciting when books are turned into films, at least for me anyway because I'm a huge movie buff along with being a huge book addict xD