Universal Survives Bidding War for Riley Sager’s FINAL GIRLS

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to survive a horrific killing spree? What did life look like for Laurie Strode 10 years after that fateful Halloween night? Was she ever able to settle down and live a normal life? These questions are what initially led me to pick up Final Girls by Riley Sager, and I am so glad I did. There have been few books published this year that are more ripe for a film adaptation, and it looks like Universal Pictures is set to make that happen.

Universal Pictures has acquired the rights for the book and will produce the film with Anonymous Content’s Nicole Clemens along with Sugar23’s Ashley Zalta and Michael Sugar. For a summary of the book, look no further than the Penguin/Random House website:

   
Released in July of this year, Final Girls went on to be an international bestseller. When asked about the book, Stephen King was quoted as saying that “The first great thriller of 2017 is here…”. It was definitely a big seller at bookstores across the nation, drawing the attention of customers from all walks of life. This is the appeal for a major studio like Universal. It is a dark thriller in the same mold as Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, but it also has the possibility for some killer horror elements.
Keep an eye on Nightmare on Film Street as we follow the development of what is sure to be a huge release for Universal. If you have read the book, what did you think? Let us know in the comments below or on Social Media.

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Tyler Liston

Purveyor of fine books, films and records by day; Mediocre (but improving) Dad by night.