Chopped enthusiast, Gawker columnist, and parenting advice-giver Drew Magary's immortal novel could be made into a movie. Set in the near future where the cure for aging has been discovered, The Postmortal citizens don't have to age, but can still die from accidents, sickness, stabbings etc.
Magary announced the deal on twitter:
Movie rights to The Postmortal have been optioned by writer/director @scottderrickson ("Sinister"). Wish him luck, everyone.— Drew Magary (@drewmagary) July 30, 2013
Also revealing that director Scott Derrickson of the popular Sinister (but far less beloved The Day the Earth Stood Still remake) as the purchaser of said movie options. However, Derrickson is still working on his supernatural cop movie, Beware the Night. And who knows if he'll even direct? The project still needs to find a studio, a writer, and the rest of the bits and pieces it will need to become a real boy, but still we're excited to see government created euthanasia programs on the big screen (and not just on Futurama). Here's the official synopsis:
John Farrell is about to get "The Cure."
Old age can never kill him now.
The only problem is, everything else still can . . .
Imagine a near future where a cure for aging is discovered and-after much political and moral debate-made available to people worldwide. Immortality, however, comes with its own unique problems-including evil green people, government euthanasia programs, a disturbing new religious cult, and other horrors.
If you want to know more about Postmortal,check out this open channel Magary hosted right here on io9.