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Blogger's book Litte Brother being optioned into a big film

03.23.2010

Since technically I'm a "young adult," I probably should have heard of the popular young adult novel series LITTLE BROTHER, but this is actually the first time I've seen it mentioned.

Hollywood’s endless quest for source material is turning the book into a film, and once you read a bit about it, it doesn’t sound like half a bad idea.

Don Murphy's Angryfilms has optioned "Little Brother," the young-adult novel by sci-fi author and blogger Cory Doctorow, with the aim of translating it to the big screen.

"Brother," a play on Big Brother of George Orwell fame, centers on a high school senior who, after a terrorist attack blows up San Francisco's Bay Bridge, becomes swept up in the extralegal world of Homeland Security. After he and his friends are interrogated and tortured, he is released into a city that is under total surveillance. The teen leads an Internet-fueled rebellion to rescue his friends and free the city.

The book deals with themes of civil liberties and activism, and to prove a point about freedom of information, Doctorow actually has offered his book free on the internet here. The result? It’s still on best seller charts regardless. I guess that’s karma for you.

Extra Tidbit: Doctorow is an editor over at BoingBoing.
Source: THRCraphound

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7:55AM on 03/24/2010

I've seen this movie already

Back when it was called "Eagle Eye"...
Back when it was called "Eagle Eye"...
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1:00PM on 03/23/2010
The premise really doesnt sound that great...i dont know. Terrorists with high schoolers trying to fight? Iffy.
The premise really doesnt sound that great...i dont know. Terrorists with high schoolers trying to fight? Iffy.
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