Robert Charles Wilson's Hugo award-winning novel Spin has been optioned for a movie, to be produced by Leslie Urdang with Olympus Pictures and Rob Morrow's Bits & Pieces Picture Co. In Spin, aliens put a membrane around the Earth which causes time to pass much more slowly on our planet than in the rest of the universe. One Earth year ends up equalling 100 million years for the outside world, and four billion years pass in one human generation. It'll be interesting to see how this translates to a big-screen thriller. [Variety]