Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sony Plugs Into "The Electric Church"

Sony Pictures has picked up screen rights to the science fiction books by author Jeff Somers, set in the near future where Earth is run by a federation of nations and governed by a council.

Trevor "Hyperion" Sands will adapt the first book,
"The Electric Church", published in 2007, following bodyguard 'Avery Cates, forced by the governing police force to kill the founder of a church that converts people by transplanting their brains into (yes) Avatar-like, robotic bodies.

Sands recently adapted the science fiction book series "Hyperion" for Warners.

Other books from Somers are "The Digital Plague"(2008), "The Eternal Prison"(2009) and upcoming "The Terminal State (2010)...