Um, is anyone surprised? It’s recently been reported that Summit Entertainment, the studio behind the Twilight saga, has optioned Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, slated for 2013. While I’m sort of offended that the two books-cum-films share an identical fan base (since I believe that Morgenstern is, if not a phenomenal writer herself, then at least a far better writer than Meyer), it makes sense, of course. Magic, sex, and pallor. These seem to be the new sex, drugs, and rock and roll, so a movie seemed on the mark, really.
What surprised me more was news that Evan Mandery’s unconventional love story Q was so quickly getting the same glitzy treatment, if I may be so bold as to call the director of an upcoming Jonah Hill bomb “glitzy.” The point is, you can’t blink without one of your recent reads becoming part of your Netflix queue. And it’s fun trying to see which will be the next domino to fall.