Here’s some movie news:
Atlanta Nights, by Travis Tea, has been optioned for a film. The book was created in 2004 as part of a sting operation by members of SFWA against the publisher PublishAmerica. After the book was accepted the the hoax revealed, PublishAmerica canceled the contract.
Well, you think, maybe they just got a good book and used it as part of the sting. Nothing wrong with that getting optioned. But there’s more…
Each chapter of the work was written by a different author with no regard for plot, continuity, spelling, or grammar.
I’m hearing that Michael Bay is going to direct it.
(OK, the option is actually for a documentary about what happened, but when do I resist the obvious joke?)
(via Paul McAuley on Twitter)