Popular YA Novel FEED Gets a Feature Film Adaptation – GeekTyrant
The popular 2002 dystopian YA novel by author MT Anderson Feed gets the feature film treatment, and is said to be one of the most acclaimed YA novels of the past two decades.
20th Century Studios picked up the rights to the novel and they hired Stanley Kalou to write it and make it. Kalu is a 25-year-old Nigerian filmmaker who recently graduated from USC. Zachary Green will produce.
Feed was named one of Time the magazine’s 100 best YA books of all time, and the story is set in “a dystopian future America, where internet connections directly power the consumer’s brain. The plot centers on the love story that unfolds between Titus Gray, an average kid on a weekend on the moon, and Violet Durn, a smart girl who has decided to try to fight diet.
Here is the official description of the book:
For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon – a chance to party over spring break and play some silly low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazed hacker caused all of their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie with nothing in their heads for days. And that was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, intelligent teenager who decided to fight against the flow and its pervasive ability to categorize human thoughts and desires. Following in the footsteps of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., MT Anderson has crafted a not-so-brave new world – and smart, savage satire that has captivated readers with his vision of an imaginary future that turns bewilderingly close to the here and now.
Feed is set up through Kalu and Green’s new Bantu Inc. banner, whose mission is to “produce socially relevant films from diverse filmmakers, to create impactful social change through film and television.” “.
I did not read Feed, but it sounds like an interesting story that has the makings of a good movie. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.