Soon to be a Major Motion Picture

pm_final_cover_smI am pleased to report that I have on my desk a signed film option contract with a major Hollywood director for The Painted Man (AKA The Warded Man) and subsequent books in the franchise.

Said director has asked to not be mentioned by name until midsummer when he is finished packaging his latest blockbuster, but rest assured, he has some serious SF movie cred. We met personally a few months ago and talked for hours about the book and how it might translate into film. I left feeling very confident that we were on the same page, and that he was genuine about his commitment to the project.

It is going to be AWESOME.

That is all for now.

Posted on May 28, 2009 at 11:49 pm by PeatB
Filed under Events, Movie, Sales, Writing

28 responses to “Soon to be a Major Motion Picture”

  1. You’re joking right?

    Posted by Lo, on May 29th, 2009 at 2:23 am
  2. Whoa. I’m going to try and not let my hopes get too high but WHOA.

    Posted by Chantal, on May 29th, 2009 at 5:51 am
  3. Wow. Just wow.

    Posted by DeliriumWartner, on May 29th, 2009 at 6:01 am
  4. Woo hoo! I’m doing a happy dance. I look ridiculous, but who cares? Congrats!

    Posted by Carrie Harris, on May 29th, 2009 at 8:30 am
  5. Wow, congratulations! That’s super exciting!

    Posted by Todd Newton, on May 29th, 2009 at 10:02 am
  6. I just want to play a coreling! Do I need to get headshots for that?

    Posted by Matt, on May 29th, 2009 at 10:39 am
  7. Oh wow, that’s so cool! πŸ˜€

    Posted by Meri, on May 29th, 2009 at 12:02 pm
  8. Wow! Some major congratulations are in order!

    Posted by Tia Nevitt, on May 29th, 2009 at 12:11 pm
  9. Wow! Incredible! Unbelievable!
    Congratulations! That was quite fast.

    Posted by edifanob, on May 29th, 2009 at 1:07 pm
  10. Absolutely incredible! Congratulations!

    Posted by Bronwen, on May 29th, 2009 at 4:03 pm
  11. Can we buy tickets yet?

    w00t! Fabulous news, not a bit surprised. Amazing.

    World Domination almost complete. Resistance is futile.

    Rock on, Peat.

    (I want an Arlen doll. Can I have an Arlen doll??)

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Posted by netta, on May 29th, 2009 at 4:20 pm
  12. I want to play Leesha.

    Posted by Myke, on May 29th, 2009 at 4:56 pm
  13. Peat, AWESOMEAWESOMEAWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You’re not joking, right? Pleasepleaseplease don’t be joking! This is going to be so KICKASS!!! πŸ˜€ Sign me up for any part, however small, no matter what, even if it’s in drag or I just get to scream ARRGGHHH! before being squashed by One-Arm! πŸ™‚ I will give up a kidney, part of my liver, an eyeball, etc. πŸ™‚

    Posted by Dave, on May 30th, 2009 at 12:34 pm
  14. […] at this post, Peter V Brett breaks the news of a future The Painted Man / The Warded Man […]

  15. Woah I will definitely catch this.I just hope they can fit the whole book in 3 hours or so.

    Posted by Kael, on May 31st, 2009 at 9:11 am
  16. TOTALLY AMAZING!!!! I’m so there. Now, more than ever, I’m ready to read the next installments! Any word on when the next book will be out?!?

    Posted by Drewcifer, on May 31st, 2009 at 3:45 pm
  17. That is fantastic news, congratulations! I just finished reading the book yesterday, six hours straight through πŸ™‚ It will make a great film.

    Posted by Annette, on June 1st, 2009 at 6:37 am

    This is the best news – ever. Congrats and … WOW!

    So incredilby pleased for you!

    Posted by Liz, on June 1st, 2009 at 1:03 pm
  19. I’m so excited by this news that I nearly peed my pants πŸ™‚

    Posted by Kate, on June 2nd, 2009 at 6:14 am
  20. Whoa! Such great news! Just goes to show that if it’s good, then nobody can resist it. I hope they dont deviate too far from the book, though I know they have to make some changes, for cinematic purposes. I can’t wait to see who’ll they cast as Arlen. Congrats and more power.

    Posted by Neesah, on June 2nd, 2009 at 1:23 pm
  21. I chance upon your book in my community library 2 days ago, and found it to be great and thrilling. i heard that it will be a major picture, kudos to you and hoping to get earliest notice of your movie release. from a Singapore reader

    Posted by Azmi, on June 6th, 2009 at 1:32 am
  22. Great News, really enjoyable first book – just please let it now be Uwe Boll as he seems to butcher sci-fi/fantasy games and books!

    Posted by Tom, on July 16th, 2009 at 11:13 am
  23. It is now mid summer surely… am desperate to find out who’s taking this ok! Loved the book – awesome πŸ™‚

    Posted by Matt, on July 27th, 2009 at 4:50 am
  24. Press release has been sent to The Hollywood Reporter. Once they run the story, I’ll start talking about it.


    Posted by Peat, on July 27th, 2009 at 8:55 am
  25. Ooo, the suspense!

    Posted by Paul, on July 27th, 2009 at 12:17 pm
  26. Great – thanks for letting us know.

    My previous comment meant to read “taking this on” not “taking this ok” ! So apologies for appearing quite forceful!

    Posted by Matt, on July 28th, 2009 at 5:13 am
  27. Finally we will know!!!
    Wards be praised…

    Posted by Lo, on July 28th, 2009 at 7:21 am
  28. Hey ! It’s very Nice ! I’m Frensh and i wait the fabelous….Who is for when?

    Bye !

    Posted by Valius, on November 19th, 2009 at 3:16 am